Strike while the iron’s hot. Two posts in one day! Turns out I could get the desired effect by using the Reverse Warping Method. (If I do say so myself, that is an excellent tutorial.) Note that the pattern is not centered on the square. On the left border you see complete “stars;” on the right you see 2/3 stars.Read More →
Imagine that, unlike me, you want to make a project—sew squares together and arrive at something useful. Our imaginary project involves weaving “Companion Squares” that, when combined, contribute to a “Bigger Picture.” (The terms “Companion Squares” and “Bigger Picture” will be used throughout this article to describe the type of squares referred to—see photo caption.)
I ran across an index card a few days ago. It had a weaving pattern scrawled on it, but no record of whether or not I’d woven it (no notation of yarn or color used).
Back in August I developed a new technique I call “Reverse Warping Method,” or RWM. It entails starting the warping process at Cr4, instead of Cr1. In effect L4 becomes L1 and the usual L1 becomes the weaving layer.
My first attempt with RWM was a plain weave square. The only discernible difference was that I ended up with a longer tail at Cr1 than usual; Cr4’s tail was shorter.