Yarn: Lion Brand Microspun
Wraps Per Inch: 13 wpi
Needles: US #4 Boye Interchangable
Gauge: 25sts X 27.5 sts over 4 inches X 4 inches (10 cm X 10 cm) in pattern
Pattern: Woven Plaid
Stitch Count Repeat: Multiple of 10 sts, Colors A & B
Book: A Second Treasury of Knitting
For a 36-line, two color pattern, this is a relatively easy stitch. As BW explains, there are is really only an eight row repeat, and even this has a pretty simple logic. Once you understand the pattern, you may find you don’t have to refer to the directions at all. I found that reading the instructions was more work than just knitting them. The trickiest part is keeping the tension correct for the floats.
Knit by: phoenix
Notes:The picture in the book looks like it’s done in a heavy wool, but the stitch is fairly delicate as far as plaid designs go and I wanted to see how it would look in a less substantial yarn.
Because this is predominently stockinette, the sides will curl in a bit.
The stockinette areas rise slightly and the slipped stitch areas slightly recede. This can be remedied somewhat with blocking.
I thought the floats (and there are a lot of them) might make the fabric prohibitively thick, but if you are using a finer yarn, the floats might help with any see-through issues.