2. Knotted loop st

After working a few more variations of knotted loop stitch, the stitch sampler was completed. The third part of the sampler-

41.knotted loop st2-sampler3

7.detached chain stitches are worked on the longer stitches in the first row. This stitch is whipped with copper thread in the second row.


8. after adding beads to the knotted loop stitch in the first row, and with the chain stitch curve ,the stitch is worked horizontally to form a leaf pattern .


9. the same stitch variation as leaf patterns continue and are worked with herringbone stitch and stem stitch in the first two rows. I tried bringing the needle four or five times out from the same hole ,this working as fan is repeated as line stitch in the last row.


I was surprised by the variation worked in the last row. the knots produce a braided effect, which makes the stitch more decorative.

Though an easy stitch, the knots had to be fixed to make them neat. Most of the time I did not care to do that, so my stitches are not uniform. This is still a lovely stitch which gives scope for experiments.

I tried some more experiments of this stitch with other stitches today. The samples of this stitch done so far-

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The details-
3. A variation of Pekinese stitch is worked over the quirky knotted loop stitch in the first row. this stitch combined with knotted buttonhole stitch forms the second row.


4.these two rows also combination stitches first row is with oyster stitch and the second row is with linked double chain.


5.first row this stitch is combined with cable chain stitch. After working a variation of the stitch, Zigzag back stitches are worked as borders in the second row. The third row is also a variation of this stitch with herringbone stitch line worked with non co-operative copper thread!


6. first row is worked with wheat ear stitch[ at least for this sampler, I remembered to incorporate this stitch] the second row is with pistil and detached chain stitches.


This week’s stitch of the TAST2012 stitch challenge by SharonB is knotted loop stitch. I had worked this samples of this stitch during earlier TAST challenge, but forgot about it.
When I started working on this stitch, decided to check the earlier TAST challenge folder, it was all there! And done with the same cone thread too!
After laughing at my absentmindedness, thought of working this stitch with other stitches. I could work only a few rows. The sampler looks like this now-

41.knotted loop stitch2-sampler1

The details-
1.knotted loop stitch is worked over a line of Cretan stitch in the first row. individual knotted loop stitches with running stitch is the experiment in the second row. Individual knotted loop stitches done as a square and fly stitches are worked on both sides in the third row.


2.knotted loop stitch with twisted chain stitch in the first row, a line of buttonhole stitch worked below the knotted loop stitch line in the second row.


After the diamond stitch , this stitch was quite easy.Initially,the loop tension,thread twisting were all playing their part.after 3 or 4 rows I got the hang of it.For this stitch sampler , I used varigated thread, similar to perle cotton,but made locally[India].This range gives me freedom to use many colours.The anchor perle cotton  is not available in Oman.Now for the sampler,The rows were done in matti cloth[ Bombay deing] –

Knotted loop st det1

All the rows.I also did a row of trees just as fly stitch.-

Knotted loop st det 2

 Sampler of motifs-

Knotted loop st motif det1

This time , wanted to add beads  to a row for seeing  their effect on this stitch, But chose a wrong colour -dark red.Not eye catching perhaps,But I was ready to wrap up this sampler. –

Knotted loop st det beads

 For the motifs it was just gold beads-

Knotted loop st det motif beads

Though I have not tried this stitch before, I liked working on it.After coming from  India, had to catch up with first 4 stitches of the challenge, so that is seen on my samplers.