, it seems to photograph as a very subtle check. But it's so subtle I've never even noticed it in person.
I was a bit surprised too - I hadn't picked up on the extremely slight pattern on the swatch (which is all I had to go by as I did not see the actual roll), but indeed there is the faintest plaid/check. I may keep the 38R for myself but have actually put it on the site along with just a few other extras that were made:
and here are the few extra linen plaids: