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Knitting houndstooth pattern - instructions with pictures

  • Material and preparation
  • Knit houndstooth
    • In rows
    • In rounds
  • Possible variations

A black-and-white pattern of timeless elegance that was worn as much in the post-war era as it was in the 1980s and is still trendy today. "> The houndstooth pattern originally came from Scotland and was initially reserved for men's clothing With a little imagination you recognize the eponymous footprint of a rooster.You now think that the pattern looks way too complicated to knit? Wrong thinking, because with simple tensioning threads that open up If you've ever knit a Norwegian pattern, you already know this technique, otherwise we'll explain step-by-step how to do it in our tutorial.

Material and preparation

For the classic houndstooth pattern you need wool without effects in black and white. It's best to choose a medium denier yarn, about four or five in thickness. On the band you will find the information on the appropriate needle size.

You need:

  • Smooth wool in black and white
  • Pair of knitting needles of appropriate strength

Knit houndstooth

Knit with white wool a number of stitches divisible by six. Then knit a set of left-hand stitches. Tie the black yarn and start the pattern as described below. The thread that you just do not need, let go with it easily. He skips the stitches of the other color. Lay this thread behind the work when knitting on the right. When left-knit, the thread comes forward. As a result, all the tension threads on the back of the finished fabric are.

Tip: Do not overtighten the revolving thread so that the fabric remains elastic and does not curl up.

Tip: You can apply two additional stitches for even edges. These edge stitches knit with the white wool, with which you also apply the stitches and bind off. Your work gets a monochrome border.

In rows

To knit the houndstooth pattern in rows:

1st row (knit on the right): 4 stitches black, 2 stitches white

2nd row (knit left): 1 stitch white, 1 stitch black, 1 stitch white, 3 stitches black

3rd row (knit right): 3 stitches black, 2 stitches white, 1 stitch black

4th row (knit left): 5 stitches white, 1 stitch black

5th row (knit on the right): 1 stitch white, 1 stitch black, 4 stitches white

6th row (knit left): 3 stitches white, 1 stitch black, 2 stitches white

Repeat the six pattern rows over and over again.

On the back run the entrained tensioning threads.

Tip: If you would like to knit a houndstooth scarf, it is best to make it as a tube, ie in rounds with a circular needles or a double-pointed needle. This has two advantages: First, hides the ugly back inside and second, the scarf warms twice as well.

In rounds

How to knit in rounds:

In all rounds, knit on the right with a divisible by six stitch count. You can do without the preparation series. The entrained thread in the color just not needed is always on the inside of the hose.

1st round: 4 stitches black, 2 stitches white
2nd round: 3 stitches black, 1 stitch white, 1 stitch black, 1 stitch white
3rd round: 3 stitches black, 2 stitches white, 1 stitch black
4th round: 1 stitch black, 5 stitches white
5th round: 1 stitch white, 1 stitch black, 4 stitches white
6th round: 2 stitches white, 1 stitch black, 3 stitches white

Possible variations

1. Show courage to color and replace the classic black and white with your favorite colors.
2. Knit the pattern as negative and swap black and white.
3. Combine the pattern with monochrome surfaces. It is possible, for example, to knit a large-scale checkerboard pattern partly in houndstooth and partly plain.
4. Test fancy yarn: Work around the black part of fluffy wool.

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