A variation on Florencia Campos Correa‘s Scottish Stitch, I made up this pattern because I had a long scrap of yarn I wanted to use. It ran out after I warped 6 strands, so I improvised.
4-inch pin loom
6-inch weaving needle
needle threader (optional)
fork (optional) to pack the rows together during weaving
3 colors of yarn that look good together
In this sample C1 = Pink, C2 = White, C3 = Blue
Standard warping process used throughout. All weaving is plain weave: Over, Under (O, U).
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Step 1–Warping the Loom: Layer 1
Keeping yarn loose, tie on C1; wind 6 strands; secure, cut.
Tie on C2; wind 4 strands; secure, cut.
Tie on C3; wind 6 strands–DO NOT CUT.
If you have trouble tying knots you can secure yarn to the loom with painter’s tape (but this loosens up when you weave) or tie the cut ends together.
Step 2–Warping the Loom: Layer 2
Bring C3 around the bottom R corner. Wind 6 strands; secure, cut. Tie on C2; wind 3 strands; secure, cut. Tie on C1; wind 6 strands, DO NOT CUT.
Step 3–Warping the Loom: Layer 3
Bring C1 around the top L corner and wrap 6 strands; secure at top of loom, cut.
Tie on C2 at top; wrap 4 strands; secure at top, cut.
Tie on C3 at top; wrap 5 strands; finish at bottom L corner. DO NOT CUT.
Wrap C3 twice around loom; cut, thread needle. Begin weaving Over the loop outside of pins, Under first strand inside pins. Continue weaving O, U across. (Row 1 ends U.)
Weave 6 rows.
Use a fork to pack (or beat) lower rows into place to make room for the next row.
Tie on C2; wrap 1 1/2 times around loom; cut, thread needle. Weave 4 rows.
Tie on C3; wrap 2 times around loom; cut, thread needle. Weave 6 rows.
Remove from loom; untie slip knots by gently tugging on them.
Here are a couple of views of the Scottish Stitch in two colors. One is variegated, so it makes the plaid unbalanced.