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?


The columns of alternating Os reminded me of a beaded curtain from the 1960s. But a slightly different warping configuration gives it an entirely different appearance.

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?

"Alternating Beads" in three warping configurations.

“Alternating Beads” in three warping configurations.

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