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Project info
Stormy Diamonds
Momframer1 notes
Diamond twill
Weaving
Tools and equipment
Ashford 24 In Rigid Heddle Loom
Yarn
761 yards
Knit Picks Stroll Tonal
462 yards in stash
0.8 skeins = 369.6 yards (338.0 meters), 80 grams
White
magic and moonshine handkerchief trick
490 yards in stash
0.8 skeins = 392.0 yards (358.4 meters), 80 grams
Blue
Notes

I separated the gorgeous skein of Handkerchief Trick into the 10 shades of blue that came out of it. Using Excel to map out the draft into color blocks, I worked out a color repetition scheme of 9, 3, 9 across. Each diamond is centered over the group of 3 threads, so this warp pattern yields diamonds that span three shades of blue each. This ended up being a fairly helpful strategy to work out the warping as I knew that each repeat had to be centered around the middle thread of the 3 strands of blue. Knowing where all the centers should be made it easier to keep track of each pattern repeat. I’ve attached the Excel image I worked out as I think it might be more helpful explanation of what I tried to do- though note that I ended up using a white weft rather than a brown weft.

Here is a link to some information on the diamond twill patterning that I really wish I’d read before warping. It would have saved me a lot of hassle from incorrectly direct warping the loom. Keep in mind that it end up being 1.5 x dpi of the heddle you use. I used a 10-dent heddle, so had 15 ends per inch.

Overall, I loved weaving this! It was incredibly satisfying to watch the diamonds emerge so it seemed to weave up very quickly. The next time I use this draft, though, I will use floating selvedges. My edges came out a little wonky.

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Finished
November 13 2013
November 18 2013
 
About this yarn
Stroll Tonal
by Knit Picks
Fingering / 4 ply
75% Merino, 25% Nylon
462 yards / 100 grams
fiametta's star rating
13171 projects, stashed 10758 times
About this yarn
handkerchief trick
by magic and moonshine
Light Fingering / 3 ply
100% Merino
490 yards / 100 grams
fiametta's star rating
22 projects, stashed 57 times
  • Project created: November 16, 2013
  • Finished: November 19, 2013
  • Updated: November 24, 2013