I really like the fabric that this pattern yields. It’s sturdy, with a very pretty pattern. It would work great for bags, cushions, chair covers etc, too.
When casting on, bear in mind that it pulls in a lot compared to stockinette stitch. I’d say, cast on 1/4 or 1/3 more stitches than you normally would. Also use needles 1-2 sizes smaller for cast on, row 0, last row and cast off to avoid ruffles that I have.
You will need yarn in three colours.
With colour A and smaller needles, cast on odd number of stitches.
Row 0 (wrong side) – purl. – set up row.
Switch to colour B and larger needles.
Row 1. (k1, slip 1 st with yarn in front of work), k1. Switch to colour C.
Row 2. k1, (p1, slip 1 stitch with yarn behind work), p1, k1 Switch to colour A.
Continue, alternating between rows 1 and two, switching colours at the end of each row.
To finish off, end work when you use colour C for wrong side. Switch to colour A and smaller needles. Knit 1 row. Purl and bind off the next row.
Weave in ends.