I felt like it was time again to play around with weave patterns again, because why not. This pattern is a really pretty pattern that alternates between small and large diamonds. This pattern messed with me when I was trying to figure it out, so my best advice is to not think about the picture as a whole, but instead think of just the row you are working on and the picture will form itself with each new row. And trust me, if you can do a plain weave, then you certainly can weave this pattern.
As usual I will be weaving from bottom to top and left to right and I put down two base row of plain weave. Also my advice for the end warp is do whatever you have to in order to make the pattern again. This means if I end with an over the last warp and then I’m supposed to go over one under two in the next row, I know I can’t do this. So I’ll end with an over then do three unders and continue with my pattern. Basically, the end warps won’t match the pattern, but no one will really notice.
Here is the grid that i’m weaving to. If you want to weave a longer area then this grid then go ahead, the pattern just repeats and can be whatever length or width you want. Again I’m starting in that bottom left corner when I talk about the rows I’m weaving and building up from there.
Here are the row steps:
row 2 | you’re now weaving back from right to left. The pattern for this row is under 1 warp, over 2, under 1, over 2, under 1, over 3, repeat (under 1, over 2…)
row 4 | under 1 warp, over 2, under 1, over 2, under 1, over 3, repeat (under 1, over 2…)
row 6 | over 2, under 3, repeat (over 2, under 3…)
row 8 | under 2, over 3, repeat (under 2, over 3…)
row 10 | over 2, under 3, repeat (over 2, under 3…)
row 12 | under 1 warp, over 2, under 1, over 2, under 1, over 3, repeat (under 1, over 2…)
Here it is Finished! Again, if you’re intimidated by this (which I was when first trying to do this) it’s probably because you’re trying to think about the big pattern over all. Just follow the pattern for each row and as you go it will build. Draft patterns like this one, are very prominent in floor loom weaves, but I think they look really nice in wall hangings too.
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