It was kind of throwing me for a loop because of the tie-up section. I have only seen and work with tie-ups that are lined up like this:
draft program using summer and winter as an example, I have figured out how to use it!
Basically, all you have to do is just mesh the tie-ups together to include all the shaded areas. The above pattern shows blocks A, B, and C in order across so the tie-up is just normal for summer and winter. In the below tie-up, the blocks are A, C, and then B&C are combined, so your tie-up for summer and winter would be in that order, meshing (or combining) the last two together. Compare these examples:
Notice the few slight changes in the second tie-up pattern. In the bottom example, the third tie-up combines the tie-ups for both blocks B&C.
Here are the drafts all filled in with summer and winter. Notice the changes between the two. It makes quite the difference to have the tie-up done right, but still makes a neat looking draft to change it a little bit.
|Original draft from Gartner Manuscript page 74|
|Tie-up is more normal than original draft|
I have been so focused on summer and winter lately that I haven't plugged in any other threading yet, but I'm sure it would work the same with any chosen pattern structure. I hope this tutorial helps get your brain thinking about other kinds of patterns that are out there! I love the profile drafts, they open up so many different doors. They also open up a lot of designing opportunities. Have fun!!!!