This week’s stitch of the TAST2012 challenge by SharonB is Italian border stitch. I had worked a few samples of this stitch during the previous TAST challenge. This time around, I wanted to work this stitch combining it with other stitches. Initially I am starting with some variations of this stitch, which were not worked before.
The sampler-

42.italian border stitch2 sampler1

The details-
1. In the first row, the stitch is worked at an angle, which is not distinctly clear, because of the twisting of the thread. In the second row, the starting point of the second stitch is the midpoint of the first stitch, makes this line more compact.


2. the basic stitch is worked at different lengths, and this is alternated and repeated throughout the first row. The varying length of the stitches are worked to form a pattern in the second row.


3.The stitches are worked diagonally in the first row, and they are worked horizontally in the second row.


4. two lines of Italian border stitch are worked together in two ways in these rows.