In honor of the excitement we’ve been having on the Facebook Pin Loom Weaving Support Group lately, and because I loved Lynette’s image of rainbows after storms . . .
For explanation of abbreviations used in the pattern, see Glossary.
They don’t have names yet. I’m taking suggestions—please comment.
Thanks to Joanna and Beverly for suggesting names that helped me decide what to call these patterns!
Had to take a break from blogging to eat and play with the dogs. Now, back to “Isles” variations.
Isles — Variation 5
I think I had islands on my mind on 12 October—the West Indies, Saint Marie, Puerto Rico . . . This pattern is also named after the letter I because I wove that variation first. (A lot of my patterns come out I-shaped; it’s one way to break up repetitive rows.)
This is another pattern designed on 12 Oct. I’m not sure it’s new, but it might be (it’s hard to not reinvent the same things). I called it unbound because I’d usually continue the diamond pattern off the left and right edges of the square.
Sample: CSS “Pistachio”
R2: P8, U3, P9, U3, P8
R3: P6, U3, O1, U3, P5, U3, O1, U3, P6
R4: P4, U3, P5, U3, O1, U3, P5, U3, P4
R5: P2, (U3, P9) x 2, U3, P2
R6: Rpt R4
R7: Rpt R3
R8: Rpt R2
R9: Rpt R3
R10: Rpt R4
R11: Rpt R5
R12: Rpt R4
R13: Rpt R3
R14: Rpt R2
R15: Rpt R3
Even though it’s 不行 (bùxíng) these days to talk about Columbus Day, I was raised on it. October 12 we remember him; I respect the man. No disrespect meant to any Native Americans or First Nation people; I don’t know what they call the holiday now and I respect their claim that this land didn’t exactly need to be discovered, but I’m glad we others got to come here.
The first pattern I designed on 12 Oct I called “Santa Maria,” which is funny because I was watching Death in Paradise at the time which takes place on the isle of Saint Marie.
For the outline pumpkin it’s OK to use high contrast yarn. I think the Fall Banner will look better with solid-fill patterns than outlines, but this Pumpkin Outline might be useful for other purposes.
The Pumpkin Outline is a more natural pumpkin shape, not uniform from side to side.
Pumpkin Outline — Right Stem
Sample — L1-3: RHS “Tangerine,” L4: YBSS “Olive”
For the last pattern in the Fall Banner project, you get to choose the one you like best.
When I first thought up the project idea I had already designed the pumpkin. After I started laying out my squares, however, I realized the pumpkin was the only one that was an outline—rather than a filled-in shape. I thought the outline didn’t look good with the others.
But then I had new problems.