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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Hi Folks!
Just want to let you know that, thanks to some friendly user suggestions, the Pattern Generator now lets you save your designs, and upload saved designs so that you can keep working on them! Also, in the pattern, threads that go through the heddles are now marked with a dot. Enjoy!
Posted by Carolyn on Saturday, September 24, 2016
I've expanded the thread count for now; I'll look into saving and retrieving files when I have more time.
Posted by Carolyn on Friday, September 23, 2016
That's a good suggestion, I'll give it some thought!
Posted by Carolyn on Friday, September 23, 2016
Thank you for the generator. It's a great tool! I'd love to see a paid version that would allow for more threads (over 100), and allow me to save multiple designs. I'm saving my final versions as screen clips, but would love to be able to bring in a design back in to alter it.
Posted by Toni on Friday, September 23, 2016
Thank you so much for this pattern generator. It has brought me hours and hours of fun and kept me from tearing my hair out having to do it manually. God bless you.
Posted by Andre on Tuesday, September 13, 2016

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