– Written by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller; lyrics from Elvis Presley’s Hound Dog
lately we’ve noticed that houndstooth has been popping up everywhere, from lady gaga to kim kardashian to gwyneth paltrow. that well, we decided to join the fray and swatch up a knit version of the traditional scottish woven motif.
our version uses fair isle technique work to achieve the houndstooth pattern — making for a fabric that is rather thick and sturdy.
|COLOUR||Wonderful White (A); Parisienne Chocolate (B)|
|NEEDLE||US8 / 5.0 mm|
|SIZE (WxH)||4.5(W) x 4.625 (L)” excluding border rows|
|STS||24 sts x 24 rows|
|TYPE||Colorwork (fair isle)|
A = color A (shown in Wonderful White)
B = color B (shown in Parisienne Chocolate)
With A, CO24 sts (mults of 8 sts repeat); knit flat.
Prep R1 (RS): K24
Prep R2 (WS): K24
R1 (RS): K, thus: *3A, 2B, 3A, repeat from * to end of row.
R2 (WS): P, thus: *4A, 2B, 2A, repeat from * to end of row.
R3: K, thus: *1A, 2B, 5A, repeat from * to end of row.
R4: P, thus: *2B, 1A, 4B, 1A, repeat from * to end of row.
R5: K, thus: *1A, 6B, 1A, repeat from * to end of row.
R6: P, thus: *2A, 6B, repeat from * to end of row.
R7: K, thus: *5B, 2A, 1B, repeat from * to end of row.
R8: P, thus: *3B, 1A, 2B, 1A, 1B, repeat from * to end of row.
repeat rows 1-8 for the pattern. the swatch above was knit over 24 rows (not counting the prep rows). (note: the prep rows above aren’t part of the swatch pattern. we knit them up because it’s less complicated than casting-on in different colors).
Pearce – coming soon!