Friday, October 10, 2008
Point Twill Continued
This is the post I started yesterday, meant to go before the previous one. And if you thought my previous post was inconclusive, this one is even worse!
On the right is a 7-end point twill, on the left is a 8-end one. "7-1" means it's a 7-end point twill with an 8-end point treadling. And so on and so on.
I've been staring at these for a week, trying to find a pattern in the number of design units (squares only, plus signs only, or squares and plus signs) and their sizes (uniform, or in two sizes)relative to odd/even numbers in their threading or treadling.
I think it's safe to say tromp as writ, the units come in two different sizes. With any N-end point twill, treading in (N-1) pick points produce only one design unit and they are in uniform sizes, but (N+1) pick points two different design units. Plus signs aren't really plus signs, but emerging squares, and it's all getting a little metaphysical for me. I know this is exactly what you wanted to learn on a blustery Friday afternoon.
Oops, missed the 1PM penicillin. Gotta go.
Here are possible cloths out of 4- to 10-end point twill in 2/2 in 4- to 10- pick point treadling, (is there such an expression?) if you can be bothered.