After weaving another 7-8″ tonight, I decided to modify the pattern to make it more interesting in the middle. I took a four-lobed pattern that had appeared near the beginning of the weaving and repeated it four times, did a little bit of addition and subtraction, rearranged everything so the networked pattern was unaltered in the areas that I hadn’t changed, and printed it out so I could see the whole thing in toto. Took me about two hours.
Behold the “big picture”:
I haven’t quite decided if this is the final pattern I’ll use, but I like it. I’m currently almost to the start of the four-lobed sections, so I have to decide pretty soon.
As you can see, it’s a very complex and energetic (“busy”?) pattern. I think it’ll be OK in the black, but when I move to the more complex color-change shawls, I will probably take Bonnie’s advice and do it in a 1/3/1/3/1/3/ 3/1/3/1/3/1 twill tie-up to reduce the visual complexity.