Lattice with Striped Background

Lattice with Striped Background variegated bg2

Yarn: Patons Classic Wool Merino Natural, Wedgewood & Denim
Wraps Per Inch: 11 wpi
Gauge:17 sts/40 rows over 4 inches in pattern
Needle: US 4/3.5mm
Stitch Count Repeat: 12 sts (24 minimum)
Book: Charted Knitting Designs, Color Patterns
Page: 241

Knit by: phoenix
Extra Notes: Since the picture in the book represents this pattern fairly accurately, I thought it would be interesting to see the swatch using a variegated yarn for one of the colors. If the two yarns are in the same family, the effect changes from one of a solid stripe background to effectively softening the variegated effect. The following swatches mimic the solid colors used in the book:
Lattice with Striped Background

After I finished knitting, I looked at the swatch and realized I made a mistake and inadvertently skipped a row when I put the piece down for a break. In a project situation I would of course fix it, but as a swatch I think it shows that the pattern can be easily shortened if you are so inclined. Here’s the full picture:
Lattice with Striped Background with mistake

It’s definitely not reversible, but the wrong side is tidy and looks a bit like quilted garter stitch.
Lattice with Striped Background- back view

7 Responses to “Lattice with Striped Background”

  1. Lois Says:

    The experimentation to get different effects really adds to this stitch sample. Thanks. Good colours too!

  2. Monika Says:

    Wow, that pattern looks gorgeous!

  3. Nicole Says:

    Wow – you did a great job documenting this swatch and all it’s potential! Nice job!

  4. Suzann Says:

    Thank you for the explanation and the experiments with the different colors. The swatch looks great. And so different from the black and white photos in the books

  5. noodleknit Says:

    This is great!

  6. elan Says:

    Awesome, just think of the contrast you could get.

  7. Marlene Says:

    Great play of different effects from yarn choice. I want to try this mix of variegated and solid. Thanks!


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