Look closely at the outline of this heart. This isn't pom pom trim, this is the double knot stitch! here is a nice close up view: and an even closer view:The double knot stitch is the latest stitch I have learned from 100 Stitches. I had to turn the instructions around to do this with my left hand, but with my demonstration you will be able to do this stitch left or right handed! This is a perfect stitch for an outline so to learn the stitch, you just need a drawn line to follow:I worked this stitch from left to right. First, come up through your fabric on the left edge of your stitching line. A little to the right, take a small stitch that is perpendicular to your stitching line: Pull the floss all the way through creating a stitch: Now bring your needle up under the stitch you created. Don't pierce the fabric, just slip the needle under the stitch: Pull the needle all the way through:Next, bring your needle back below the stitching line and make sure the working floss is coming around to the right of your needle like this:Now run your needle under the floss, again not piercing the fabric just going again under the stitch. Notice the needle tip - after it has passed under the stitch, make sure it goes over the working floss:Pull all the way through and to the right to complete the double knot:
That is all there is to this stitch. To continue, you set up your next stitch to the right of your first knot:Continue in the exact same way as the first stitch. I did the first couple of stitches really far apart so that my demonstration would be easy to see. However, I really like the look of the stitching line when the knots are closer together. I would space them more like this: Just continue forming the stitches in a line at your preferred spacing until you have a beautiful line of stitching: Perfect for outlining any shape! This stitch leaves a very nice and neat underside as well: The double knot stitch is #58 and is in the Knotted Stitches section of 100 Stitches.