The finished square still on the loom.

The finished square still on the loom.

 

Materials

4-inch pin loom
6-inch weaving needle
needle threader (optional)
fork (optional) to pack the rows together during weaving
2 colors of yarn that look good together

Colors used in this sample:

Color 1: Caron Simply Soft “Neon Pink“—Layers 1 and 2
Color 2: Caron Simply Soft “Robin’s Egg“—Layers 3 and 4

Standard warping with color change after layer 2.

Weaving instructions:

Rows 1, 8, 9, and 16: Plain Weave (P)

Rows 2, 4, 6; 11, 13, 15: P-2; U-3, O-3 across; end with P-2

Rows 3, 5, 7; 10, 12, 14: U-1, O-4; u-3, o-3 (3x); U-3, O-4, U-1

Finished square off the loom (front).

Finished square off the loom (front).

 

Finished square off the loom (reverse).

Finished square off the loom (reverse).

 

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.

The Loomette's pins are arranged more "conventionally" than the Weave-it's, but you can do all pin loom patterns on either loom. The Zoom Loom also works, but I don't have one of those. I prefer looms with numbers printed on their frame's sides. You can find Weave-its and Loomettes on eBay for half the price of a Zoom Loom. Loomette is a great loom for two-layer warp patterns--probably the best; certainly my favorite.

The Loomette’s pins are arranged more “conventionally” than the Weave-It’s, but you can do all pin loom patterns on either loom. The Zoom Loom also works, but I don’t have one of those. I prefer looms with numbers printed on their frame’s sides. You can find Weave-Its and Loomettes on eBay. Loomette is a great loom for two-layer warp patterns–probably the best; certainly my favorite.

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!

Four different color combinations of the houndstooth check pattern.

Four different color combinations of the houndstooth check pattern.

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30 May 2016 Update: I originally learned the “Houndstooth Check” pattern from the book 100 Pin Loom Squares by Florencia Campos Correa. Loved the square, but thought her instructions were insufficient, so I wrote my own–with  LOTS of photos. Today I updated the instructions to make them more clear and to make their terminology agree with words and symbols I’ve come to use consistently during the past year of my Adventures in Pin Loom Weaving.

A 3-star book, 100 Pin Loom Squares does not provide 100 weaving patterns nor 100 unique color combinations, so its title is misleading and the book is something of a disappointment.

100 Pin Loom Squares by Florencia Campos Correa. The title is misleading. There aren’t 100 different patterns and there aren’t even 100 different color combinations. Nevertheless, the book is still useful.

This photo shows some different color combinations of the houndstooth check.

I'm not going to call this four different squares, but I'll call it four different color combinations of the houndstooth check pattern.

I’m not going to call this four different squares, but I’ll call it four different color combinations of the houndstooth check pattern.

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