These borders were inspired by the cross stitch edges of this week’s randje per week challenge.
The pattern for this border.
This border is about working adjacent squares. The starting point of the anchoring stitch.
On the onward journey, we will work the squares on the highest point and lowest points.
While returning back the other squares will be taken care of. Remember to go over and under the threads alternatively.
We will be completing all the remaining squares on the return journey.
The basic stitch on which the interlacing will be done.
The interlacing is easy on this border, a part of the square [either 3 or 1] will be interlaced on one journey. And while returning the remaining interlacing will be done automatically.
The interlaced border.
Border # 12
Though this a simple border, while working the anchoring stitches, squares of each element of the motifs are left out. Thus we start by working those left out squares.
The anchoring stitches on the squares are completed. Now we will move on to anchoring other points.
As mentioned earlier, the anchoring stitches are fairly easy, still it is better to remember – move up and down alternatively on the crossing lines and corners. This will help in interlacing by keeping the threads in place.
Now the first part of the interlacing.
Notice that, the inner corners are not touched by the interlacing we did previously.
Each and every inner squares have to be dealt with individually.
Interlacing using the inner corners on the first square.
The completed border with one colour.
The original cross stitch edge has a cross stitch in the centre with another colour. In this border, green thread is used to work the central single kutchwork. First central square kutchwork is worked in diamond shape. The anchoring stitch.
After interlacing the diamond shaped single kutchwork, the second single kutchwork was done as a square. This I have seen on many ethnic kutchwork designs, some aspects of the design are worked with different threads and sometimes mirrors are also used.
After working another diamond shaped single kutch work, this border was completed.