With these stitch combinations, the variations kept on growing . the sampler-

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The details-
12. Italian border stitch with herringbone and Cretan stitches in these rows.

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13. basque and Pekinese stitches are worked with Italian border stitches .

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14. italian border stitch motifs-
First motif is with twisted chain stitch
The knots are extended and oyster stitches are worked in the corners to make this  second motif.
Straight stitch and pistil stitches are combined in the third motif.
Buttonhole wheel variation is part of the fourth motif.

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15. Algerian eye stitch variation and extended knot Italian border stitch are combined in the first row. Detached chain stitches are worked over alternate Italian border stitches and the knots are worked after that in the last row.

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I had fun playing with these stitch variations on this sampler. This is a beautiful decorative stitch

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