This was the first to be published in my Parallax collection of double-knit accoutrements, which are based on the warped-checkerboard style used by some Op-Art artists in the 1960s. This type of motif has been used often in weaving but not very much, as far as I have found, in knitting — probably due to the long floats and/or complex twisting required by Fair Isle and Intarsia techniques. However, double-knitting does away with both of those limitations.
The yarn used is a blend of yak down and bamboo. It has a lovely drape and soft hand, and will be a treasured piece of winter wear for you or someone special to you.
This pattern is available as a standalone pattern as well as being part of the Parallax collection in print and digital versions.