Lattice Borders—judging by the number of variations I made—is one of my favorite patterns from Weave-It Magic Squares. I haven’t included all the variations in this post, only the ones that turned out well.
I’ve been putting off writing this one because I thought I already had. Unlike the method in Part 5, I actually like this one a lot and have found it quite useful. For patterns that have a lot of O3s combined with U3s—particularly those with the U3/O3, O3/U3 star motif—this is a great warping configuration. (You can also use L1/2-4 for such patterns, but L1&2/3&4 will usually look better). I plan to post several new patterns soon that will show examples using this warping method (see Lattice Borders and variations for examples).
Here are a few Loomette patterns I diagrammed today. Not sure if I’ve ever woven them, so I don’t have photo samples of the squares. If you want the typed-out instructions you can find them in The Loomette Handbook: New Weaves, Vogues and Suggestions. Scroll past all the Weave-It pamphlets and it’s the fourth Loomette booklet. Read More →
One of my favorite motifs from the vintage pattern books is the U3, O3/O3, U3 star. Star in a Cross is found on p 15 of Weave-It Magic Squares, and the little star motif is in several of the patterns in that book.
This pattern is so named because it reminded me of the actual checkers on the board, not necessarily the straight lines of squares.
If you didn’t die of boredom looking at the photo of this square, read on.
I’m not crazy about this one, but the flower-ish design in the center of two columns (on the back of the square) is interesting. Perhaps I don’t favor this sample because it’s woven with L1&2/3&4 warping, which is my least favorite combination. It might be worth weaving with L1 darker/2-4 lighter.