Ah, a little stitch experiment. The Herring bone stitch.
This is Manos, and is usually worked on an 8. I started on an 11, and went to a 13, it was still tighter than chain mail. So I went to a 17, and by that time, it had loosened up. It's a neat affect, but it is kind of "fussy". I'm not sure I would sign up for a whole sweater done in this pattern. And with such big sticks, you can't knit continental, OR get a lot of speed going.
Stay tuned for the scarf that will follow.