Ready for the next phase of the Book Weave-Along?
Start out with your loom warped up with two colors. (For this demonstration I used the simpler method of two-color weaving, i.e. NOT working in ends as I go.)
***REMEMBER: YOU CAN CLICK ON A PHOTO TO ENLARGE IT. CLICK THE BACK ARROW (UPPER LEFT CORNER OF SCREEN) TO RETURN TO THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
Row 1 is a plain weave row—you got this!
On Row 2 (R2), you’ll plain weave 14 stitches (P14), then take the needle UNDER the next three altogether (U3). Finish R2 by plain weaving the last 14 stitches.
Continue following the pattern instructions. Notice how the pattern repeats itself in reverse. Because it has an odd number of rows (total of 13), the diamond can’t be centered on an even number of rows (16 on the 4″ square). However, the diamond is centered from side to side. When we make the book, we’ll turn our squares 90 degrees to the left, so the extra row of plain weave will be disguised on the binding edge.
R = Row
P = Plain weave (U, O . . .)
U = Under
O = Over
Rpt = Repeat
“Double Border Diamond”
R2: P14, U3, P14
R3: P12, U3, O1, U3, P12
R4: P 10, (U3, O1) x 2, U3, P10
R5: P 8, (U3, O1) x 3, U3, P8
R6: P 6, U3, O1, U3, P5, U3, O1, U3, P6
R7: P 4, U3, O1, U3, P9, U3, O1, U3, P4
R8: P 2, U3, O1, U3, P13, U3, O1, U3, P2
R9: Rpt R7
R10: Rpt R6
R11: Rpt R5
R12: Rpt R4
R13: Rpt R3
R14: Rpt R2
Square in progress and finished—on and off the loom.
I’m going to do a separate post showing how to put the beads on. So, for now, happy weaving!