This chart is in the Diagrams section, but I think it deserves its own post as well. I left lots of room in the individual blocks for notes or other marks.

Project Planning Chart

Here’s an example of how to use it. This layout was drawn directly onto graph paper and inspired me to make the chart so I wouldn’t have to draw lines for blocks every time I wanted to plan a project.

Sample project layout

This picture shows a comparison between Premier Sweet Roll yarn (the large cake type of yarn) and Caron Simply Soft. The Sweet Roll yarn is a bit thicker than CSS.

Featured pattern: Large Heart

Personally I think the pattern shows up a little better on CSS, but you may have a different opinion (the lighting is not great in the photos). Also, I tend to warp a bit loose, so my patterns may show up differently than yours.

The Sweet Roll yarn was not especially difficult to weave despite its being thicker than CSS. I think the CSS square has better drape. A project made using PSR will likely be a little heavier and stiffer.

One of my favorite joking statements is, “I’m falling apart, won’t you join me?”

Our pin loom squares, while not falling apart, still need to be joined if you want to produce some sort of finished product. There are many ways to join squares: duct tape, glue, sewing machine . . . But for a more organic result, you’ll most likely want to use yarn. And why not use those pesky ends that need to be woven in anyway? (My friend prefers to not use yarn tails because of the danger of puckering the squares as she pulls the stitches, so that’s something to consider.)

Mattress Stitch

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For this demonstration I used the 2″ triangle loom. I photographed every row and the finished product. (I apologize for the stained fingernails; that happened while I was painting the yarn.)

The same instructions apply to the 4″ and 6″ triangle looms. The pin numbers will be different according to loom size.

Yardage requirements and L4 pin wrap measurements for each loom size are found in the Pin Wraps and Yardage tab at the top of this blog.

Secure yarn to loom (or you can leave it hanging loose). I tied a slip knot and looped it over a 1-2 edge pin near Cr1. Take yarn alongside 1-3 edge pins up to Cr3 and wrap two pins (#13 and #12).

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Weaving with two or more colors is a great way to enhance and enliven your weaving. Though it’s annoying to weave in ends, I find it’s worth the effort because it’s fun to use two colors and the results are often beautiful. (I developed a method of working in ends as I go—see links at the bottom of this post).

By accident I discovered that changing colors on different layers makes a pattern look different. It can change a blah pattern into something spectacular. Case in point:

“Diamonds Stitch” (See Glossary for explanation of abbreviations)

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