This pattern was inspired by a page in a 1970's craft book (one of those Golden Hands ones). There was a similar pattern on some wall tiles, probably a background to showcase a crocheted potholder or macrame owl. It stuck in my mind (more than the actual project did), in the way that those retro decors tend to. Especially that lovely mustardy yellow. I am fond of that yellow.
I used to have a lot of those old craft books, but I think I gave them away during one of our house moves. Boxes of old books are heavy! Hopefully someone else is getting inspired by leather jerkins and patchwork trousers as I write.
Hope you have a lovely weekend.