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Overgrown Knot Garden
March 25, 2010, 8:36 am
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Last year our chapter worked on a knot garden. Before I tackled the large garden, I practiced in a 4&1/2” x 3” area. My garden became a little overgrown with stitches!  I fit all these stitches into that small space:

Far left walkway: Alternating Hungarian Diamond

Far right walkway: Triangle

Outer rectangular portion (listed in a clockwise manner starting at high noon):

  • Byzantine
  • Double Leviathan
  • French Knot on Stick
  • Spider Stitch
  • Rhodes
  • Byzantine
  • Cameo
  • Belly Button
  • Wound Cross
  • Shell & Cross

Corners of inner square portion: Criss Cross Hungarian

Inner diamond portion (listed in a clockwise manner starting at 1 pm):

  • Algerian Eye with Palenstra
  • Diamond Eyelet Variation
  • Smyrna Cross
  • Double Crossed Diamond

Inner diamond portion is filled in with Cross-stitch (white) & Mosaic (light green)

Center portion: Walneto

I liked some elements but not others. I knew I could do better!

Stitch books used:

  • The Needlepoint Book by Jo Ippolito Christensen
  • Stitches To Go by Suzanne Howren and Beth Robertson
  • Stitch Sampler by Lucinda Ganderton
  • Elegant Stitches by Judith Baker Montano