houndstooth (plural houndsteeth)
- A two-colour fabric pattern of broken checks.
1974, Interior Design, volume 45, New York, N.Y.: Interior Design Division of Whitney Communication Corp., OCLC 5382904, page 251, column 1:
- Other patterns include varied adaptations of paisleys, Tree of Life motifs, tiles, scenics, patchworks, ticking, soft-edge geometries, sports themes, crewel shapes, houndsteeth, and a plethora of florals.
1998, Deborah Newton, “Dressmaker Details & Finishing”, in Designing Knitwear, Newtown, Ct.: Taunton Press, →ISBN, page 210:
- A houndstooth fabric is composed of tiny, interlocking pinwheel motifs. There are many houndstooth knitting patterns […]; to add an extra touch to these patterns, work them in nubby or textured yarns.
2004, Lois S. Young, “Houndstooth Toddler Set”, in Jeanne Stauffer, editor, Knitting in the Round, Berne, Ind.: House of White Birches, →ISBN, page 56:
- Sophisticated houndstooth checks highlight a toddler's jacket and hat.
- Fabric with a houndstooth pattern; an item of clothing made with such fabric.