[color="#330099"]I forgot to point out the key phrase that made me so sure. :doh:
When the pattern says...
in next ch-1 sp.
That is when you work the stitch into the space rather than into the chain. Working into the space is common for doily and granny square patterns and for the woven stitch. (I just finished making a woven stitch poncho for my DW that-seemingly-had over 10,000 stitches.) :roll:
The woven stitch can be done over either even or odd number of stitches. When there is an odd number of stitches, you alternate between two rows. One row that both begins and ends with 2 SC in a row and the alternate row that begins with SC, ch, and end with ch, SC. (X is SC and o is chain space in following example).
[SIZE="6"]xxoxoxx <= R2
xoxoxox => R3
xxoxoxx <= R2
xoxoxox => R3[/SIZE]
An even number of stitches allows for a one row repeat:
[SIZE="6"]xoxoxoxx <= Row A
xxoxoxox => Row A
xoxoxoxx <= Row A
xxoxoxox => Row A[/SIZE]
Each row begins with two consecutive SC sts but ends with the ch, sc pattern. I have added => and <= arrows to show direction stitches are worked.
In both charts you will see the vertical pattern is a SC above a Sp (space).
I also agree with MGM that the difference in appearance when worked in the chain is also pretty. When working in the space, any color change becomes more pronounced and the rows become interlocked or woven in appearance.
Sorry, I could go on all day and sometimes I have. :oops: