Woven Diamond Stitch – Star Variation
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Here’s a slight variation of Woven Diamond Stitch that does not seem to be shown in Mordvalaisten pukuja kuoseja, but it’s a very obvious development. I call this ‘Star Variation’. Just a slight change in the spacing, but how different from the original version: more open and much livelier.
As you’ll see from the chart, the only difference is that the four stitches that make the central square are worked over four threads, instead of six threads. The order and the method of working are exactly the same. I suggest you work Woven Diamond Stitch first, before you try the Star Variation, the chart with instructions is here.
This variation gives a much more interesting unit for building up patterns. Just like the basic Woven Diamond Stitch, it works up pretty quickly. I found trying out arrangements of the stitch units became very addictive. My stitch sample kept growing, and growing – I only stopped when I ran out of the golden-brown rayon thread that I was using!
This stitch says ‘table linen’ to me – what do you think?