The working of this stitch and its beaded version are on Pintangle. I worked this stitch sampler in polyester threads. They did not behave very well with thread tension, so I have wobbly or very tight stitches which do not look pretty. I started this sampler by working a few rows of straight stitches.

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42.136.knholeband-1

The first few rows worked with knotted buttonhole band. These are the results of the combination of learning the stitch, maintaining the thread tension and the crazy thread itself. These knots turn around in all directions!

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42.136.knbholeband-2

After working on the angled straight stitches, two straight stitches were worked together with this stitch instead of one at a time in the second row. Two rows of knotted buttonhole bands worked together in the next two samples. The stitch worked in a curve in the fifth sample.

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42.136.knbholeband-3

The stitch is laced with pink thread in the first sample, the stitch is worked over  straight stitches of varying heights in the second sample, the zigzag version was tried in the third sample. I like this one.

42.136.knbholeband-4

42.136.knbholeband-4

The knotted buttonhole band worked over other stitches- arrowhead stitches, cretan stitch [ zigzag version tried again] , straight and long tailed detached chains and two rows of buttonhole stitches[ zigzag version ]

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42.136.knbholeband-5

With these samples this stitch sampler was completed.

42.136.knotted buttonhole band sampler

42.136.knotted buttonhole band sampler

This stitch would have looked better if they were worked with # 5 perle cotton. In the zigzag version the thread was kept left and right alternatively. I feel the zigzag version adds a decorative and textured effect to plain stitches. Though itching to try more, I do have to catch up on other stitches.

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