Saturday, 27 April 2019

Noughts and Crosses

A photograph of a tablet woven band in black blue and yellow made using the pattern below


If you've read my work, you'll know that I really enjoy designing warp-twining bands with many non-repeating motifs. Lately, I wanted something a little simpler, but still in the same style, so I came up with this one and I thought it would be fun to share it. 

Apart from the six selvedge tablets, it's twist neutral, so you won't get any build up of twist behind the pattern tablets. I've been flipping the selvedge tablets after every two repetitions of the draft. I wove it in King Cole Merino Blend 4-ply as it has a good range of colours and has the bonus of being superwash. The band is 5cm wide.



A tablet weaving draft in blue, black and yellow with diamond motifs

The text version of this draft is as follows:

  • Threading:

    1. S threaded tablet
      1. Yellow (#ffff00)
      2. Yellow (#ffff00)
      3. Yellow (#ffff00)
      4. Yellow (#ffff00)
    2. Z threaded tablet
      1. Blue (#0000ff)
      2. Blue (#0000ff)
      3. Blue (#0000ff)
      4. Blue (#0000ff)
    3. S threaded tablet
      1. Black (#000000)
      2. Black (#000000)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Black (#000000)
    4. Z threaded tablet
      1. Yellow (#ffff00)
      2. Black (#000000)
      3. Blue (#0000ff)
      4. Black (#000000)
    5. Z threaded tablet
      1. Black (#000000)
      2. Yellow (#ffff00)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Blue (#0000ff)
    6. Z threaded tablet
      1. Blue (#0000ff)
      2. Black (#000000)
      3. Yellow (#ffff00)
      4. Black (#000000)
    7. Z threaded tablet
      1. Black (#000000)
      2. Blue (#0000ff)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Yellow (#ffff00)
    8. Z threaded tablet
      1. Yellow (#ffff00)
      2. Black (#000000)
      3. Blue (#0000ff)
      4. Black (#000000)
    9. Z threaded tablet
      1. Black (#000000)
      2. Yellow (#ffff00)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Blue (#0000ff)
    10. Z threaded tablet
      1. Blue (#0000ff)
      2. Black (#000000)
      3. Yellow (#ffff00)
      4. Black (#000000)
    11. Z threaded tablet
      1. Black (#000000)
      2. Blue (#0000ff)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Yellow (#ffff00)
    12. Z threaded tablet
      1. Yellow (#ffff00)
      2. Black (#000000)
      3. Blue (#0000ff)
      4. Black (#000000)
    13. Z threaded tablet
      1. Black (#000000)
      2. Yellow (#ffff00)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Blue (#0000ff)
    14. Z threaded tablet
      1. Blue (#0000ff)
      2. Black (#000000)
      3. Yellow (#ffff00)
      4. Black (#000000)
    15. Z threaded tablet
      1. Black (#000000)
      2. Blue (#0000ff)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Yellow (#ffff00)
    16. S threaded tablet
      1. Black (#000000)
      2. Blue (#0000ff)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Yellow (#ffff00)
    17. S threaded tablet
      1. Blue (#0000ff)
      2. Black (#000000)
      3. Yellow (#ffff00)
      4. Black (#000000)
    18. S threaded tablet
      1. Black (#000000)
      2. Yellow (#ffff00)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Blue (#0000ff)
    19. S threaded tablet
      1. Yellow (#ffff00)
      2. Black (#000000)
      3. Blue (#0000ff)
      4. Black (#000000)
    20. S threaded tablet
      1. Black (#000000)
      2. Blue (#0000ff)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Yellow (#ffff00)
    21. S threaded tablet
      1. Blue (#0000ff)
      2. Black (#000000)
      3. Yellow (#ffff00)
      4. Black (#000000)
    22. S threaded tablet
      1. Black (#000000)
      2. Yellow (#ffff00)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Blue (#0000ff)
    23. S threaded tablet
      1. Yellow (#ffff00)
      2. Black (#000000)
      3. Blue (#0000ff)
      4. Black (#000000)
    24. S threaded tablet
      1. Black (#000000)
      2. Blue (#0000ff)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Yellow (#ffff00)
    25. S threaded tablet
      1. Blue (#0000ff)
      2. Black (#000000)
      3. Yellow (#ffff00)
      4. Black (#000000)
    26. S threaded tablet
      1. Black (#000000)
      2. Yellow (#ffff00)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Blue (#0000ff)
    27. S threaded tablet
      1. Yellow (#ffff00)
      2. Black (#000000)
      3. Blue (#0000ff)
      4. Black (#000000)
    28. Z threaded tablet
      1. Black (#000000)
      2. Black (#000000)
      3. Black (#000000)
      4. Black (#000000)
    29. S threaded tablet
      1. Blue (#0000ff)
      2. Blue (#0000ff)
      3. Blue (#0000ff)
      4. Blue (#0000ff)
    30. Z threaded tablet
      1. Yellow (#ffff00)
      2. Yellow (#ffff00)
      3. Yellow (#ffff00)
      4. Yellow (#ffff00)

  • Turning:

    1. 5F 2B 4F 8B 4F 2B 5F
    2. 5F 2B 4F 8B 4F 2B 5F
    3. 3F 2B 6F 8B 6F 2B 3F
    4. 3F 2B 6F 8B 6F 2B 3F
    5. 7F 4B 8F 4B 7F
    6. 7F 4B 8F 4B 7F
    7. 7F 4B 8F 4B 7F
    8. 7F 4B 8F 4B 7F
    9. 3F 4B 16F 4B 3F
    10. 3F 4B 16F 4B 3F
    11. 3F 4B 16F 4B 3F
    12. 3F 4B 16F 4B 3F
    13. 9F 12B 9F
    14. 9F 12B 9F
    15. 7F 2B 2F 8B 2F 2B 7F
    16. 7F 2B 2F 8B 2F 2B 7F
    17. 7F 4B 8F 4B 7F
    18. 7F 4B 8F 4B 7F
    19. 7F 4B 8F 4B 7F
    20. 7F 4B 8F 4B 7F
    21. 3F 4B 4F 8B 4F 4B 3F
    22. 3F 4B 4F 8B 4F 4B 3F
    23. 3F 4B 4F 8B 4F 4B 3F
    24. 3F 4B 4F 8B 4F 4B 3F
    25. 3F 4B 2F 2B 8F 2B 2F 4B 3F
    26. 3F 4B 2F 2B 8F 2B 2F 4B 3F
    27. 3F 6B 12F 6B 3F
    28. 3F 6B 12F 6B 3F
    29. 7F 16B 7F
    30. 7F 16B 7F
    31. 7F 16B 7F
    32. 7F 16B 7F
    33. 3F 4B 4F 8B 4F 4B 3F
    34. 3F 4B 4F 8B 4F 4B 3F
    35. 3F 4B 4F 8B 4F 4B 3F
    36. 3F 4B 4F 8B 4F 4B 3F
    37. 5F 6B 8F 6B 5F
    38. 5F 6B 8F 6B 5F
    39. 3F 2B 2F 4B 8F 4B 2F 2B 3F
    40. 3F 2B 2F 4B 8F 4B 2F 2B 3F
    41. 5F 2B 4F 8B 4F 2B 5F
    42. 5F 2B 4F 8B 4F 2B 5F
    43. 3F 2B 6F 8B 6F 2B 3F
    44. 3F 2B 6F 8B 6F 2B 3F
    45. 7F 4B 8F 4B 7F
    46. 7F 4B 8F 4B 7F
    47. 7F 4B 8F 4B 7F
    48. 7F 4B 8F 4B 7F
    49. 3F 4B 16F 4B 3F
    50. 3F 4B 16F 4B 3F
    51. 3F 4B 16F 4B 3F
    52. 3F 4B 16F 4B 3F
    53. 11F 8B 11F
    54. 11F 8B 11F
    55. 11F 8B 11F
    56. 11F 8B 11F
    57. 7F 16B 7F
    58. 7F 16B 7F
    59. 7F 16B 7F
    60. 7F 16B 7F
    61. 3F 4B 16F 4B 3F
    62. 3F 4B 16F 4B 3F
    63. 3F 4B 16F 4B 3F
    64. 3F 4B 16F 4B 3F
    65. 3F 8B 8F 8B 3F
    66. 3F 8B 8F 8B 3F
    67. 3F 8B 8F 8B 3F
    68. 3F 8B 8F 8B 3F
    69. 7F 16B 7F
    70. 7F 16B 7F
    71. 7F 16B 7F
    72. 7F 16B 7F
    73. 3F 4B 4F 8B 4F 4B 3F
    74. 3F 4B 4F 8B 4F 4B 3F
    75. 3F 4B 4F 8B 4F 4B 3F
    76. 3F 4B 4F 8B 4F 4B 3F
    77. 5F 6B 8F 6B 5F
    78. 5F 6B 8F 6B 5F
    79. 3F 2B 2F 4B 8F 4B 2F 2B 3F
    80. 3F 2B 2F 4B 8F 4B 2F 2B 3F


As with all of the free patterns on this site, you are welcome to weave them, sell bands woven using them, and use them to teach other weavers, just as long as you state where you found them.