Working sideways, I did the left half by sliding the thread under all upright threads and weaving back to the bottom.
It was hard to keep a straight edge. I decided I’d played enough and just basket weaved the other half.
I like the textured thicker look but the finer was definitely easier to do.
I also liked having the knots as the parapet edging. To create the far side of the bridge I did a knotted line. I used oddments of thread and have no idea what they are.
I stitched a Shisha – using Anita’s tutorial here it is the second tutorial down the page -and surrounded that with the Knotted Buttonhole.
The red is Presencia 12 and the rays are 3 strands of variegated DMC
I felt I improved with the viola as I went along. I had tried short/long bars to fill the petals but
should have just stitched all from the middle. The pale ones were the last and best because of this.
you can find the difference here
The second row is Knotted Buttonhole. Both are easy to do but I like the heavier knot of the Knotted Buttonhole.
If anyone is interested in learning new stitches please visit Sharon’s Tast FAQs here
for more information.
Now a correction to my note above. Annet mentioned Knotted Buttonhole was done in Tast 1 but I could not find it in Sharon’s Stitch Dictionary and thought I’d mixed it with the Up/Down Buttonhole.
Then I saw Sharon explained to Jeanne-Marie that these two stitches were not alike. Further investigation by me found Week 38 was definitely the Knotted version of Buttonhole and mine are here