This week’s stitch on the stitch challenge TAST2012 by SharonB is knotted buttonhole stitch. I have not  done this stitch before. Having missed ,working on this challenge stitches this past two months, I need to catch up too. Still thought, this stitch would be easier to work and started on it yesterday. The sampler so far-

39.knottd buttonhole stitch-sampler1

The details-
1. First row is the basic knotted buttonhole stitch, the second row is the shorter version of the stitch and the third row is the long and short version of the stitch. Fourth row is done with two threads.


2. The bigger knotted buttonhole stitches are worked over the smaller knotted buttonhole stitches in the first row, the second row is also similar except, the bigger atitches are worked between the small stitches. The third row is the zigzag version of the stitch.


3. In the first row, this stitch is worked in a curve, in the second row , the second buttonhole stitch is longer than the first one on the top[ does not look appealing, though] the third row, the short and long buttonhole stitches are knotted together at the base.


Still working on variations of this stitch, details on my next post.