Saturday, April 25, 2020

Four Legged Knot Stitch

Time for another 100 Stitches post!   This is the Four-legged Knot Stitch.  It is an isolated stitch:

For my demonstration, I used perle cotton floss in DMC no. 995:

The first step is to make a vertical Straight Stitch:

Then come up through the fabric on the right side of the Straight Stitch :

Pull the needle over the Straight Stitch so the floss crosses over the Straight Stitch and then bring the needle back around :

Now slide the needle under the floss and the Straight Stitch without going back into the fabric.  

Pull the needle all the way through.  You will see the floss is creating a loop - make sure the needle is going through it : 

this will create a knot :

Now go back into the fabric on the left side of the Straight Stitch.  This will create a small horizontal Straight Stitch:

Pull all the way through and that completes the Four-legged Knot Stitch:

If you wish to make a row of these just follow the above steps and work from right to left:

Here is a look at the underside of this stitch:

I learned the stitch from the book Embroidery Stitches by Mary Webb.

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