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TAST 51 Buttonholed Herrringbone

08/22/16

  02:31:00 pm, by Airycat   , 272 words  
Categories: Needlework, Hand Embroidery, Stitches

TAST 51 Buttonholed Herrringbone

TAST 51 Buttonholed Herrringbone

I managed to work on this a bit this past week. I didn't find a pattern I wanted to do with it, but I was enjoying playing with it. I have a couple more variations I want to try.     

The first row is three strands of DMC floss for both stitches.

For the second row (Ignore the cat hair. They are everywhere.) I used DMC perle 5 (I think. I lost the label.) for the herringbone stitch and knitting yarn with a metallic thread for the buttonhole stitch.

In the third row I used a smooth knitting yarn, slightly heavier than sock yarn* for the herringbone stitch. I randomly chose green metallic thread for the buttonhole stitch. I didn't really like it, so when I reached the middle I went back two legs buttonholing the buttonhole stitch and then returned on the third leg with another line of buttonholing.  The first half of that row is regular buttonholed herringbone, triple buttonhole and then double buttonhole. Metallic thread looks messy to me. 

On the second half I did the same thing as the first half, but used DMC perle 8 instead of metallic thread.

I want to try this with other threads, and ribbon, plain and combined. Of these three rows, I like the second one best.

Oh, yeah... I intentionally left the last leg bare so you/I could see what thread it was.

 

*I have been given lots of yarn and some of it no longer has labels. Sometimes they just fall off, sometimes I wind the yarn into a ball and don't keep the labels, and some of it came to me withoout labels.

 

 

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