Houndstooth check or hound’s tooth, also known as dogstooth, dogtooth or dog’s tooth, is a duotone textile pattern characterized by broken checks or abstract four-pointed shapes, often in black and white, although other colors can be used. This blanket designed by Susan Leitzsch definately has a houndstooth influence and is a free download on Ravelry just click here.
This sophisticated blanket is worked in crisp, contrasting colors. Its simple-to-knit slip-stitch pattern uses only one color yarn per row so you don’t have to carry two colors making the pattern easier than appears to the eye. The one we have pictured was knit out of 4 coal, 4 snow day, and 3 sour cherry hanks of Berroco Yarns Vintage Chunky. The yarn is spun as a heavy worsted or aran-weight fiber gem and is a blend of wool, acrylic, and nylon.
This blanket was knit for a geometric and textured nursery with the yarn choice being perfect for baby (machine washable). Not only is the bold contrast wonderful to keep the babies interest on the front, the back has a really neat textured stripe making both sides interesting. Thank you to Pat for bringing the blanket by the store for us to take some wonderful pictures of this beautiful, bold creation. -B