Puffy, thick, stable, attractive, exceptionally easy to weave. One side infinity, the other side tiles?
Here we have a very interesting extension of the figure eights pattern I posted earlier (which had a back view that looked like tiles).
Enlarging the eights changes the twill pattern, as well, into something with many fewer 3-floats (where a loop passes over or under 3 loops, instead of the more usual one or two). The result is less puffy and marginally larger (8″ square), with a remarkably different rear view, like wrapped hard candies.
So adorable. The 4 rows of 2/2 twill sections are very flexible, then anchored by the staggering of the next set of 2/2 twills, which lock this section in place. I worked this example in traditional sized white and green, using the first 18 rows and columns of the chart I had printed.
The fabric is puffy and thick without any shiftiness. You could do really fun things with color here, so many possibilities.
It’s an easy weave once you establish the pattern. I kept shifting my twills the other direction within sections by mistake; that would make an interesting design, as well.
Look at this amazing chart I woke up to this morning!! I had to work in lime for the contrast because this pattern is SO SHOCKING.
I don’t think this pattern will be effective in an 18-peg version that is a subset. I think it would need to be re-charted to get the full unsettling sensation. It would make a very interesting placemat, with the greater expanse of fabric.
Texturally, the fabric is supple yet stable, as you would expect from any 2×2 twill. The pattern changes do not significantly distort the result.
New pattern! Wonder Waffle. With a wonderfully waffly weave! This is a collapsing pattern, which will not look like the same design under tension. Under tension, you have what looks like brickwork. Off the loom, it’s as if the grass and moss surrounding your bricks overgrew them.
Once you take it off the loom, jiggle around in your hands, wriggling it against the bias until it shimmies into shape. The loops will pull each other into a semi-collapsed form that has distinct wells in it. If you look at it sideways you will mostly see one color on each side. It is very thick, extremely flexible, and protective against heat.
This pattern really is bigger on the inside. Continue reading “Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey”
The paired direction changes force a diagonal groove into the fabric, creating a natural grip for pan handles. Continue reading “Ziggity-Do-Dah”
A two-over/two-under tabby or basketweave is inherently unstable, and will collapse in on itself once removed from the tension of the loom. You can capitalize on this to produce on the 18-peg loom a thick, absorbent, flexible yet flat fabric, very suitable for use as a coaster. Continue reading “Coaster”
Playful line crossings look very different on the reverse of this mostly tabby design. Continue reading “Haring To Go”