Inkle Loom Plain-Weave Pattern Generator

This tool will help you generate a pattern for an inkle loom.  This tool is limited to a plain-weave, meaning that threads on the inkle loom alternate passing through the heddles.  No special techniques are required to lift or drop individual threads during the weaving process.

To begin, enter the total number of threads in your weave.  This is usually determined by the desired width of the finished piece, and the thickness of the yarn or thread that you're using.  If you like, you can start with a rough estimate, and update the number as you develop your pattern.

Number of Threads:     

If you would like to continue working on a saved pattern, select the file below:

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It's a little difficult to diagnose from the description. Did you download the pattern file from your Google Drive to your PC before trying to upload it to the website? Before you upload the file, are you clicking on the "Choose File" button first, and selecting the file from your local PC drive? You can try sending the saved file to, and I'll take a look at it and see if there are any problems.
Posted by Carolyn on Saturday, June 10, 2017
I don't know what the issue is, but I've tried several times to upload a pattern I made on my phone, But it's not working. I and then download it to my phone, move it to my google drive, and try to upload it on my PC to print. Unfortunately, your program isn't recognizing it, saying, no program chosen, once I click upload pattern. Any thoughts on why this might be happening?
Posted by Robyn on Friday, June 9, 2017
Joan, Yes there is! Just click on the "Choose File" button, select the saved pattern from your local computer, and then click on "Upload Pattern". The pattern itself is data, though, not an image. You have to upload the pattern to this utility to see the images.
Posted by Carolyn on Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Is there a way to open a saved pattern?
Posted by Joan on Tuesday, May 23, 2017
It really wouldn't be too much different than manually lifting and dropping threads, as you see in some patterns, though the weft thread will be slightly less secure in that section.
Posted by Carolyn on Friday, March 24, 2017

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