Pied de Coq or Hound’s tooth. History in a nutshell: these checks originated in woven wool cloth of the Scottish Lowlands, but are now used in many other materials.
Just so you know; The traditional houndstooth check is made with alternating bands of four dark and four light threads in both warp and weft/filling woven in a simple 2:2 twill, two over – two under the warp, advancing one thread each pass.(wikipedia)
Mimi’s notes on classics in pattern history: “The most interesting part of the classic pattern is that they are set in our memory.” Mimi Berlin altered a design by youasme by adding tags: a new take on the breton stripe. The first “youasmimi classic” was revealed during the collection presentation youasme-measyou S/S 2012
Mimi Berlin’s take on the Classic Breton Stripe: youasmimi, for knitwear label youasme (photocredits: Marten Tak)
Classics; # 1 Breton stripes. Iconic: Pablo Picasso