Em­broi­dery Tu­to­rial for Em­bel­lished Ac­ces­sories

Creative Knitting - - CONTENTS - By Lisa M. Barnes

Palest­rina Knot

Step 1: In­sert nee­dle up through flower, just out­side of cen­ter. Step 2: In­sert nee­dle down through flower about 1/4 inch from step 1 and up about 1/8 inch to the left, cre­at­ing a bar. Step 3: Bring the nee­dle from right to left un­der­neath the bar, but not through the flower, keeping the yarn un­der the nee­dle. Step 4: Re­peat step 3 two more times. In­sert nee­dle back down through flower. Weave in ends.

Stem Stitch

Step 1: In­sert nee­dle up through mitt just un­der flower. Step 2: In­sert nee­dle down, then up, work­ing each stroke about 1/2 inch apart to cre­ate lower branch.

Step 3: For 2-branch stems: In­sert nee­dle down through same hole as down stroke in step 2 and up to the left on an up­ward di­ag­o­nal. For 3-branch stems: In­sert nee­dle down through mitt again 1/2 inch away to cre­ate top branch, and up to the left on a down­ward di­ag­o­nal. Step 4: In­sert nee­dle down through bot­tom of top branch and out to the right on an up­ward di­ag­o­nal. Step 5: In­sert nee­dle down through base of top branch. For 3-branch stems, come up through same hole as down stroke in step 2. For 2-branch stems, weave in ends. Steps 6–8 (3-branch only): Re­peat steps 3 and 4 for mid­dle branch. Re­peat step 5, end­ing with in­struc­tions for 2-branch stem.

Chain Stitch

Step 1: In­sert nee­dle up through piece. Step 2: Bring the nee­dle down into same knit stitch as step 1 and up a few knit stitches away, keeping the yarn un­der the nee­dle. Step 3: Pull yarn through cre­at­ing sur­face loop. It is im­por­tant to strand yarn loosely to avoid pulling on fab­ric. If mak­ing a sin­gle chain stitch, skip to step 4. If mak­ing a line of chains, re­peat steps 2 and 3 as in­di­cated in pat­tern. Step 4: In­sert nee­dle back down through fab­ric, just out­side of last loop. Weave in ends.

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