Saturday, 3 April 2010

TAST 2010 - knotted buttonhole stitch - UPDATED

I found this week's knotted buttonhole stitch under a different heading in one of my books - "German knotted buttonhole stitch" - and a different stitch under "knotted buttonhole stitch" in several places I looked. I find this often happens, stitches being known by different names in different countries or by different authors. I decided that the best way out of my confusion was to do them both - so I did!

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The version of the stitch with two "ears" had a nice rhthym and was quite easy to do. The other version was much more difficult. It was hard to keep the tension even and get all the knots the right size and I found it very difficult to work the stitch in one smooth step. In the end, I gave up and worked it in two parts and that was much easier.

I found the "other" version of knotted buttonhole stitch


I did a bit more to my sampler:

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UPDATED again ******

thanks to Lakshmi and Walden, I looked again at my sampler and Sharon's instructions and realised that the two stitches, German Knotted and Knotted are different. I did a bit of the correct stitch on my sampler:

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The knotted row is the dark row near the top. You can see that it makes a much more definite line.


veena krishnakumar said...

THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL!! i want everyone to see your samples , so have given a link to your blog from my post

SONIE said...

its looking very lovely...........

Carolyn said...

I loved this stitch myself it has a flow to it and transfers to all kinds of threads. I just realised looking at your image that your detached pink stitches look like the breast cancer logo. I love your use of colour.