I mean, who doesn’t love a fluffy white sheep? Hey, wonder how he’d look with black wool?
The name of this pattern is a bit of a mouthful, so feel free to abbreviate—HBBX. It’s derived from a combination of Banded Heart and Diamond Bar X; hence the name. One of the nice things about this pattern is that the heart is slightly taller than Banded Heart (by one row), so it’s centered on the square.
I needed some color swatches for my current project, so I used this pattern and its variations for my samples (which is why I wove all the variations instead of posting, “Four more I haven’t tried yet.”). While weaving the second square (Variation 1), I discovered a mistake in the design, so the first sample has it and the second two, as well as the diagrams, don’t.
After looking at this more closely I see I left out the two center U3s of R8—another mistake! This square might look better had I put them in.
So named because of the diamond shapes that showed up between the woven diamonds.
This pattern can either be a cross shape or a box divided by a fancy plus mark (see caption of weaving diagram).