Thanks for all your input. Yeah, I think the original "MAX" pattern stitch would "show off" better with a greater amount done...and blocked. It definitely needs blocking to pull it into shape.
I frogged what I had done...and I am working on my Branching Out scarf...and staring at "Max" pattern and yarn.
I am so conflicted. So, I am going to give it a rest and mull it over.
You are right, momwolf...basketweave really shows off nicely...it is much more simply stated on the tweed yarn.
I like how rev st st blocks appear horizontal ...and alternating st st blocks appear vertical. That is cool in itself.
But, I have not given the original pattern stitch a fair shake. Maybe I will go at it in the original pattern...with the realization that FROGGING is always an option. Right?
The yarn was not cheap....sigh...so I want it to be right on, artistically speaking.
It is easy to convert the Max pattern pieces to basketweave. Then, what to do with the sleeves...what to do..what to do...they would need to be basketweave as well.
The original Max pattern stitch has so much plain st st areas...that the st st sleeves don't appear 'out of pocket'.
Well, thanks for all your input! I am in a dilemma...and I appreciate your input. Anyone else want to weigh in on this? What are your ideas and comments?
In anyone's opinion, is there a pattern stitch other than 'original Max' and basketweave that would suit this yarn I have?
Perhaps I will take a peek
through my multitudinous books later today....