This all-over pattern is the result of asking, “What if . . .?”
Or, more specifically, “Can I . . .?” Can I make a square that looks like lines of alternating chains?
Now it’s your turn to ask yourself, “What if . . .?” What happens if you try different colors in different warping configurations? Will the same pattern stitches always look like the same square?
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“Alternating Beads” is a repeated one-row pattern, so it’s easy to learn. I’m also including a slight variation of the pattern, so you can try both and see which you like best.
Recommended warping: L1&3: light color/L2&4: dark color OR L1-3: light color, L4: dark color.
R2-15: (U-3, P-5) x 3; U-3, P-4
Bordered Alternating Beads
Even R: U-3, P-3; (U-3, P-5) x 2; U-3, P-3, U-3
Odd R: P-2; (U-3, P-5) x 3; U-3, P-2