After working some more samples of this Breton stitch, the sampler was completed.
The last part of the sampler-

11.59.breton st-sampler3

11.59.breton st-sampler3

5.The first two rows are variations of Breton stitches  worked at 45’ angles . the stitches are worked at different heights in the third row.

11.59.bret st-5

11.59.bret st-5

6.The Breton stitch is worked with two threads in the first row. I missed this when I was working double Breton stitch earlier. After working a line of Breton stitch, individual breton stitches are worked over alternate peaks in the second row. I like this version of individual Breton stitches and will try some more of them.

11.59.bret st-6

11.59.bret st-6

7.Individual Breton stitches are worked alternatively in the first row. Individual Breton stitches are worked vertically one after another in the second row. Two versions of individual Breton stitches are worked one below the other in the third row. The individual Breton stitches are worked one over the other in the last variation. It was necessary to write the details of the last three rows, otherwise at a later date, I would waste time to understand these variations. LOL!

11.59.bret st-7

11.59.bret st-7

8.After working the Breton stitch as curve in the first row, different stitch combinations are tried in the next three rows. The second row is arrowhead and detached chain stitch combination. The third row is Pekinese stitch and pistil stitch combination. And the last row is buttonhole stitch and Italian border stitch combination.

11.59.bret st-8

11.59.bret st-8

This was an easy and interesting stitch to work .The best part of this challenge is the satisfaction of learning new stitches , if they are easy ones, there is double joy! The whole sampler-

11.59.breton stitch sampler

11.59.breton stitch sampler

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I could only work for an hour on this sampler today. These variations are with two rows of Breton stitch worked together.
Breton stitch is worked with two threads in the first row. Two ways of working double Breton stitch variations were tried in the next rows.

11.59.bret st-4

11.59.bret st-4

After a week’s break on the TAST 2013 challenge by SharonB on her blog, this week’s stitch is Breton stitch.
I have not done this stitch before, and today’s work is this-

11.59.breton stitch -sampler1

11.59.breton stitch -sampler1

1.The first few rows I was practicing this stitch, the stitch is quite easy, but the thread was controlling the angle of the stitches-

11.59.bre st-1

11.59.bre st-1

2.Here are two versions of open and closed Breton stitch.

11.59.bret st-2

11.59.bret st-2

3.The first row is open Breton stitch [not clear with the shaded thread] . in the second row, I tried twisting the on both sides, this could be a Cretan and herringbone variation,LOL!

11.59.bret st-3

11.59.bret st-3