The 46th week stitch of the TAST 2012 stitch challenge by SharonB is checkered chain or magic chain. Earlier in this challenge, when chain stitch was announced, I chose four types of chain stitches from the earlier TAST challenges. This stitch was one of them.
This time around , I thought of working this stitch on a design . five colour combinations were used to work this sampler. The first colour- combination was deep green and variegated green thread.

46.checchainst2-1

46.checchainst2-1

The second combination was deep green and mustard yellow thread.

46.checchainst-2

46.checchainst-2

This part was violet and deep pink combination-

46.checchainst2-3

46.checchainst2-3

The next combination was violet and light majenta combination.

46.checchainst2-4

46.checchainst2-4

The last combination was medium blue and majenta combination.

46.checkered chainst2-designsamplera

46.checkered chainst2-designsamplera

A different view

46.checkered chain st2-designsamplerb

46.checkered chain st2-designsamplerb

This is for anyone interested in this pattern.

46.checchain st2-pattern

46.checchain st2-pattern

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The pictures of the four chain stitch varieties , which I had worked this week.
A. cable chain stitch

8.ch A cab ch sampler

b- knotted cable chain stitch

8.ch B kn cab ch-sampler

c-checkered chain stitch

8.ch C che ch sampler

d-shell chain stitch

8.ch D sh ch sampler

As a part of the chain stitch [TAST 2012 stitch challenge] varieties, I am working on  samples of checkered chain stitch.

1-      These rows are for getting the feel of this stitch.

8.ch C che ch-1

2-did a zig zag version of checkered chain stitch.

8.ch C cha ch-2

3-a-the length of the chain stitches are varied.

b-as this is also a part of chain stitch, I worked detached chain stitches in a row and worked normal chain stitches over them

8.ch C che ch-3

4- worked this row, keeping the checkered chain stitch idea.

8.ch C che ch-4

5-the same checkered chain stitch idea  is   worked in  another variation, with bugle beads.

8.ch C che ch-5

6- another variation, where a pattern is formed with this stitch.

8.ch C che ch-6

7-two chain stitches in alternating colours are worked in this row.

8.ch C che ch-7

8- another pattern is worked in this variation.

8.ch C che ch-8

With this row I completing my checkered chain stitch sampler.

Tomorrow I need to start on shell chain stitch , which is the last variety of chain stitch , I am working this week .