Today I'm going to show you how to stitch an Italian knot.
STEP 1 : Bring up the needle at 'a', go down at 'b', again bring it up at 'c' - a small running stitch is made.
STEP 2 : Pass the needle under the running stitch made in step 1.
STEP 3 : Pull the needle leaving a small loop.
STEP 4 : Pick up a small stitch by going down at 'b' and coming up at 'c'.
STEP 5 : Pull up the loop formed in step 3 as shown.
STEP 6 : Bring the thread under the needle.
STEP 7 : Now pull the needle , first knot is made .
STEP 8 : Take the needle down at 'd' which is approximately 2mm away from 'c', bring it up at 'e'
and pull the needle to make a running stitch.
STEP 9 : Pass the needle under the running stitch made in step 8.
STEP 10: Work step 3, then pick up a small stitch by going down at 'd' and coming up at 'e'
STEP 11: Pull up the loop and work step 6 again.
STEP 12: Work as of step 7, a second knot is made.
Repeat steps 8-12 .
I'd written about this knot in one of my earlier post.Hope y'all remember.
I learned this knot from my machine embroidery teacher Mrs.Rajeswari 20 years back. I was searching for this stitch in a dictionary/magazines etc for quite sometime now.But I couldn't find one.My teacher said she'd learnt this stitch from her sewing teacher when she was in fourth form/class.I don't have any proper reference for this stitch other than these little information which I'd noted down in my journal. This is the story behind my version of ITALIAN KNOT.
If any of you know this stitch by a different name,please do let me know.
I'd like to hear from y'all,so feel free to leave a comment.