I don’t have a great sample photo of this one. I use the 2″ x 4″ and 2″ x 6″ looms sometimes to test out pattern motifs. The sample photo shows an idea I rejected (repeating R2 on R3). It also shows the pattern in a single color. As long as I was in the neighborhood, I went ahead and drew up a diagram.
While working on Diamond Dabs for the 4″ loom, I thought the overall pattern might show up better on a larger square. Then, while test weaving it on the 6″ square, I decided it would look a little more interesting with an optional variation.
I was inspired to create this design (technically it’s a variation of Flower Lattice) by a crochet blanket I found on the Yarnspirations website. They called it “Little Dots Will Do Ya,” but I remembered it as a play on the old Brylcreem commercial, “A little dab’ll do ya.” That’s why mine is called Diamond Dabs.
Several names suggested themselves to me for this design—most containing some form of the word diamond. In the end I decided to name it after Dame Diana Rigg who starred in the movie I watched while weaving this square. (I was watching In This House of Brede, based on the book of the same name by Rumer Godden. I could go into my lifelong obsession with Rumer Godden’s writing, but won’t. I enjoyed the movie very much. It was very thought-provoking.)
This one is a little tricky, but it’s good practice. I wondered if extra tall Xs would work. I think they look good!
How Many Squares?