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Houndstooth is a crooked check made in a twill weave and usually of one light color and one dark. The yarns are arranged in groups of four. The name derives from the pattern’s resemblance to a canine tooth. The pattern occurs in glen plaid, Prince of Wales and other district checks.

Originally wool, houndstooth (also called dogtooth) may be made of any fiber in two or three colors. The pattern may also be imitated in a print.

Uses: Suits, coats, skirts, dresses, scarves, slacks, jackets

See also:
District checks
Glen plaid
Prince of Wales
Shepherd’s check

Houndstooth check