The latest printed eBook from Handwoven, Best of Handwoven Weaving with Linen - eBook Printed Copy is filled with great tips and patterns. Since Halcyon’s Signature Newport 16/2 Linen Yarn is the perfect yarn for so many of the patterns we started taking a closer look. Which pattern should be the first to grace the loom? That’s always the question. You know the phrase “you can’t judge a book by its cover”? Drawing on that concept, I think it’s safe to say “you can’t judge a pattern by its picture”.
Having fallen prey to this visual trap, I initially breezed right by Lines of Lace in Linen by Suzie Liles because the color choices didn’t appeal to my personal tastes. However, upon closer inspection I became intrigued. This 4-shaft pattern is a variation of a Swedish Lace. In the 4-thread blocks in the lace stripes, 3 threads are one color and the 4th is a contrasting color. This color sequencing alternates with each lace stripe. In addition, irregular denting in a 10 dent reed emphasizes the lacy textural difference.I began to imagine how the pattern would be transformed with different color choices. Often a piece can look completely different. Before long I had enticed Halcyon into a little color play, trying to come up with alternative color combinations for this great towel.
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