2015 ANG Stitch of the Month - October
by Rozelle Hirschfelt
Top Layer, Petals 2, 4, 6, and 8
- This pattern, Woven with Crosses, builds up from a basic darning pattern of boxes to a more complex pattern that appears woven. There are two additional options for adding stitches to add shading. The pattern is similar but different on the front and the back. Work petals 2 and 6 from the front and petals 4 and 8 from the back to have some of each pattern showing on the top and bottom of the layer. Your choice of thread will determine how solid the pattern looks. You may want to use a thinner thread or leave out step 3. The model was stitched with one strand of floss on Congress Cloth.
- Use 1 strand of the lighter color of 6 stranded cotton floss. Begin and end threads just inside the inner circle using a pin or L stitch when possible. If you must begin or end a thread elsewhere, use a pin or L stitch in the outline. They will be covered by the outline stitches.
The following image shows the entire pattern worked with shading across the area: