Square spiral potholder design. The front and back of this pattern are not even a little bit reversible. Continue reading “Square spiral for 18 and 27 peg potholder looms”
This pattern is adapted from a pattern by Deborah Jean Cohen. I like the dynamic diamond spiral. Continue reading “Diamond spiral for 18 and 27 peg potholder looms”
Houndsteeth for a friend whose favorite color is orange! The blue pairing is for her husband, and the purple pairing is for her.
Threaded using the Harrisville potholder design widget, traditional size, orange/purple[blue], houndstooth pattern.
I love how the two together illustrate the importance of where you start your over/under. Those are threaded identically, and produce opposite facing results because the over/under went the other way. (Yes, even when you flip them.)
Photo tutorial on loop swapping.
I work from the middle out. Once I’ve made the central square, I continue in rounds of 4 loops, adding to the top/bottom/left/right of the central square, and crossing the corners over each other.
Here is today’s fun! Exchanging row/column loops.
I saw an amazing design in the Harrisville Designs potholder competition this summer — and am sad to have mislaid the weaver’s name.
Today I was inspired to try it. I quite like the outcome. And there are SO MANY possibilities, my brain hurts.
My first effort was white/blue/silver — and I did not like it when woven. It looks fine in the photo, but did not appeal in the hand. So I pulled out the center square, and patched in a purple center instead. Ripping out its heart gave me a chance to show you the inner structure of the twisted loops.
Inspired by Deborah Jean Cohen’s spiral maze, I made a diamond spiral. Here is my weaving pattern for 18 & 27 peg versions.
Here is my square spiral pattern. There are both 27 & 18 peg versions in this file.
I have figured out boxes in boxes. Behold, aMAZEing…
I took labyrinth off the loom, and only then discovered I had some fixable extra-long floats on the back. But I don’t care! It’s usable even if it isn’t perfect.
The grid shows how it works. When you alternate colors on each side, you have fixed points that must be those colors. In between are points which could be either color, depending on whether you weave over or under at the point. The fixed points you can choose which way to weave, and the color pattern won’t change. To switch from a solid horizontal line to a dotted horizontal line, you skip one vertical loop — go over or under 2 instead of 1. To design your pattern, color in the squares that could go either way.
Then you have to confirm that you have not skipped 3 loops in a row, because of the color pattern on the line above — if you planned it all out in advance, you could catch those as you diagrammed. I wasn’t that patient. Also, you have to check the back for the same condition.