I’m so excited about this pattern, why? Because it’s so simple, but has such a visual impact! And also, this is the exact same thing I showed you last week! I know, it looks so different, but really the only difference is the warp I’m using. And just like in my vertical strips post, we’re just weaving with the plain weave.
So when I posted on making vertical strips, I was using my trusty cotton rug warp, which is thin and allows me to push my wefts together covering the warp. This time I’m using a worsted weight cotton as my warp and keeping my wefts spaced so that my warp really shows through. I am using a navy blue and a indigo which match, but you can see all three colors. The steps again are:
step 1 | weave a row of plain weave with your first color.
step 2 | weave a row of plain weave using the opposite warps like normal, but use your second color
step 3 | continue alternating between your first and second color
When you are weaving a color that ends over the last warp (like my turquoise row), loop it once around the warp and then bring it under two warp threads. Then plain weave as usual.
When you are weaving a color that ends under the last warp (like my indigo row), just bring it under it’s next row and plain weave as usual. This color will hook around the other color’s row which will hold it in place.
Which do you prefer, this three colored plain weave or the vertical strip plain weave? I actually like both because they both have a strong visual impact, and its so cool to see how just a little change makes a big difference.
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