Last year I discovered the Loomette around the same time as the Weave-it, so I bought one. Then I bought another one . . . two . . . Somehow along the way I acquired four of them. Early on I realized the Loomette was superior to the Weave-it when it comes to two-layer warps (which I think are tricky). Loom prep is more straightforward. While two-layer warps are not my specialty they’re the obvious choice if you want total freedom when it comes to warp thread manipulation.
It’s not as if anyone was hounding me to make a video of this particular technique, but I wanted to because it will save me time describing it. I really hope it will be helpful.
Technique is shown on a Loomette loom.
The pattern is HORIZONTAL Xs, Variation 1
Row 1: Plain (P)
Even rows: P-2; U-3, P3 (4x); U-3, P-2
Odd rows: P-5; O-3, P-3 (3x); O-3, P-5
Row 16: P
On the Facebook group I belong to, someone asked a question about using bulky yarns on the pin loom. I happened to be the first person to see the post, so I answered as best I could. Up till then I had little experience using different types of twisted matter on the Weave-it.
Last night I figured out the houndstooth check pattern on the Loomette. The Loomette’s pins are not separated into groups of three with wide spaces between, they’re evenly distributed.
I explained the instructions for the Weave-it or Zoom loom, in the Part I tutorial. If you missed it, you can find it here: http://windsweptmind.com/2015/05/27/houndstooth-check-pin-loom-pattern/
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What is houndstooth check? By alternating two strands of one color with two strands of a second color you get this cool pattern. Weaving magic!