SETTS

** If you intend to weave or otherwise use any of these patterns, please be aware that you may need the written permission of the designer or producer. This information can be found in the Scottish Register of Tartans.

The setts or threadcounts for the tartans are given in one of two forms. Modern convention has symmetric patterns shown as half setts with full pivots. The two pivot colours, at the beginning and end of the sett, are shown with bold characters and have a slash separating the colour from the count, as in:

   B/6 G32 Y2 R2 W2 R12 G6 R2 G6 W/2

The full pattern would thus be

   B6 G32 Y2 R2 W2 R12 G6 R2 G6 W2 G6 R2 G6 R12 W2 R2 Y2 G32

And would repeat from B6 again.

Asymmetric patterns are shown as full setts and end with an ellipsis ().

A very few tartans have different colour sequences in the warp and the weft. This is indicated by a bold capital 'X' separating the warp threadcount, which is always first, from the weft threadcount. (I have also occasionally used a lower case unboldened 'x' to indicate that a particular sequence is repeated within a pattern: it should be clear which is which.)

The letters "est" at the end of a threadcount indicates that I have estimated the threadcount from a photograph or drawing. A question mark "?" indicates that the threadcount as recorded is peculiar, usually because of repeated colours in the threadcount. Unless otherwise indicated in the text, where more than one sett is given for a tartan, the first in the list is the one shown..