Between the time I get an idea for a post and the actual composing of it, I sometimes forget the original concept, i.e. why am I writing this? This post is one of those.
Something tells me I’ve covered this subject before–see The Neglected Loomette post. However, in exploring the overlooked Loomette, I neglected to pursue the same procedures with the Weave-it (substitute Zoom Loom if that’s the one you own), so here’s the missing piece of information.
Starting at top left: chunky yarn square, bulky yarn square on the Weave-it, bulky yarn square off the Loomette, bulky yarn square off the Weave-it
Let me start by saying the Loomette, Weave-it, Weavette, and Zoom Loom are interchangeable. The last three are virtually identical. The Loomette has a different pin layout, but anything you can do on the Weave-it you can also do on the Loomette.
From top left: :Loomette, Weave-it, and Zoom Loom
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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. 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.
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