The 99th week stitch on the TAST 2014 challenge by SharonB on her blog is Eastern stitch. I missed this stitch on a previous challenge. First part of the sampler-

5.99.eastern st sampler1

5.99.eastern st sampler1

1.The basic stitch is worked in the first row. Eastern stitches are worked closely in the second row. Set of three eastern stitches worked at an angle in the third row. Two stitches are worked together in a pattern in the fourth row.

5.99.east st-1

5.99.east st-1

2. Set of four stitches worked in the first row. Stitches are worked alternatively in two colours. In the third row, the stitches are worked in two strands.

5.99.eastst-2

5.99.eastst-2

3.The looping stitch is worked shorter than the foundation bars in the first row. Looping thread is worked longer in the second row. These two variations are alternated in the third row. The large and small versions of the stitch are alternated in the fourth row.

5.99.eastst-3

5.99.eastst-3

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