Sunday, December 16, 2018

Diversified Plain Weave

I am a member of a Complex Weavers study group called The Sixteens.  This year's topic was Diversified Plain Weave. The 14 pattern blocks afforded by Diversified Plain Weave (DPW) on 16 shafts created the opportunity to render a favorite knitting machine pattern in woven cloth.  Many of the old knitting machines used 12-hole or 24-hole punch cards for pattern input.  A 24-stitch symmetrical knitting machine pattern can be adapted easily to a 13-block point profile.  A 13-block profile draft was derived from American Indian designs adapted to knitting by Regine Faust, (Regine Studio, 1980, 225 pages, ASIN: B0007C3PGW); pattern on page 108.  I converted the profile draft to 14 blocks.   Below is a partial threading draft.

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