Diagonally looks better. Can't really tell unless you're up close but it's a nice touch.
David, haven't had the chance to try any of your ties yet but I look forward to when I can. Your tutorials for tie-making, PS making etc are hugely helpful! Really great stuff. Some of the neat patterns you make are drool worthy... Actually pretty much everything you make is drool worthy!
I hate clicking on this thread. There is so much want. I've been recommending David for years now based on things like this alone. Why dont I own a Hober yet? I think I need to get the ball rolling here.