This is a check pattern of stitches which alternate between Rice stitch and straight stitches worked on a diagonal slant in a regular manner.
On the rice stitch the base cross is worked in yellow rayon ribbon floss and the top bars are worked in a hand dyed wool which is about the same weight as Appletons. The squares of straight stitches are worked in a hand dyed baby knitting wool.
This section of my sampler is worked on Aida
Procion cold water dyes for the threads
All samples are 15 cm (6 inches) wide and stitched together in one long band sampler.
The sampler is currently 44 ft 5 inches or 533 inches (1353.83 centimetres) or 14.8 yards (13.53 metres) long and still being added to.
This section of the sampler was finished in November 2005.
For the full back story on this piece visit the Sampler FAQ.
All posts in the series are in the category the Love of Stitching Band Sampler.