Saturday, April 11, 2015

100 Stitches - Knotted Stitch

 Isn't this a beautiful stitch?  This is the Knotted Stitch.  It is number 88 on my list of 100 Stitches.

The Knotted Stitch is another one from the Canvas Embroidery category.  Since this stitch {according to the 100 Stitches book} is usually worked on a double thread canvas, I am using this stiff 11 count Aida cross stitch fabric. 

For my floss, I am using perle cotton, this is DMC 988.

This stitch is worked from right to left.  The first step is to come up through the fabric:

pull the floss all the way through:

and then go back into the fabric three squares up and one square to the right of where the floss first emerged:

Bring the needle back out of the fabric two squares down:

Pull all the way through and this creates a diagonal stitch:

The next step is to take a small tying stitch across the slanting stitch.  Go back into the fabric one square to the left and one square up of where the floss just emerged:

Pull all the way through and it makes a nice tying stitch across the floss:

Come back up through the fabric two squares down and one square to the left of where the tying stitch floss went into the fabric:

Pull all the way through:

And now just repeat those same steps:

Just continue on in that same fashion until you have a whole stitching line:

This is a peek at the underside of the stitch - very clean and neat!

I think this is an easy stitch to learn and do.  I really like the look of it as well!

The Knotted Stitch is number 88 on the 100 Stitches list and is from the Canvas Embroidery section.


l'alternativa said...

Molto carino e semplice da realizzare, non lo conoscevo. Grazie

Darlene said...

What an interesting stitch. I'm so glad you showed it!

Kim said...

Ciao Emi Grazie! E 'molto facile da fare. Non sapevo di questo punto uno.
Darlene - :)