Houndstooth, also known as houndstooth check, requires two colors of yarn. Traditionally, one is darker than the other and the darker one is used as the background color.
How to Make a Houndstooth Pattern
This pattern works on multiples of 4 stitches. Here, the green yarn is the background color, indicated as A below, while the beige yarn is the lighter color, indicated as B below.
Cast on in A yarn.
- Row 1: Knit 1 in A, *1 in B, 3 in A. Repeat from * to last 3 stitches, knit 1 in B, 2 in A.
- Row 2: *Purl 3 in B, 1 in A. Repeat form * across.
- Row 3: *Knit 3 in B, 1 in A. Repeat from * across.
- Row 4: Purl 1 in A, *1 in B, 3 in A. Repeat form * to last 3 stitches, purl 1 in B, 2 in A.
Repeat these 4 rows for pattern. Bind off in A yarn.