(Originally published 17 Oct 2017)
I haven’t woven these two patterns, but I know they looked good as 4″ squares.
I offer them here for the 6″ loom.
NOTE ABOUT READING PATTERNS FROM CHARTS
The chart (or diagram) is a really lovely tool. Not only is it useful when designing, but it’s also useful when weaving. Obviously you get a preview of what the design looks like, but it also makes pattern sharing almost foolproof. I don’t have to transcribe a bunch of letters and numbers nor count a bunch of stitches.
When a pattern is a mirror image of itself—as most of this one is—you don’t need to know how many plain weave (or U3) stitches there are in a row. Just count forward up to the center line, then count backward after you hit it, e.g. if you’re supposed to plain weave 9 stitches (P9), count 1, 2, 3, 4, 5—center line—4, 3, 2, 1. This has saved me gallons of time and has spared my eye sight as well. Try it out!
Thanks for this, Sue. I’m just a bit puzzled by how *all* the stitches can be “optional”. Because if you take the option not to do any of them, you would end up with a plain weave square, lol. Possibly I’m being over pedantic – but I mention it in case you actually intended to make at least some of the stitches compulsory.
Or are the light blue stitches actually mid blue & just look light because they’re in crayon? I may be talking nonsense here, tell me if I am.
The two charts from the original post are old style charts, so I redrew them. Hopefully the instructions are clearer now.