The Red Panel on the Nefertiti Shawl – Part Three

More Circles
More Circles

Third installment..

Remember, the two inner circles are always in the same stitches – Open Chain Stitch, and Stem Stitch.

The two outer circles in this case are in Herringbone Stitch, and Half-Chevron Stitch. I’m a little disappointed that neither the counterchanges of colour nor the counterchanges of thread seem to show in this photo. I assure you, they were there when I worked it!

Still More Circles
Still More Circles

The first of these is Breton Stitch, which is a little like Herringbone stitch with added twist. I’m sure I could have done it with the twist towards the outside, but I think like this, it will balance some of the other circles which have a strong edge.

The second is Wheatear Stitch, which I have found myself turning to every now and again, although maybe not often enough. It produces a spiky but continuous line, so while it has definite uses, it is also one which doesn’t work in all contexts. That  said, I enjoyed working it, so maybe I will be able to tweak either the context or the stitch, so as to use it more…!

This pashmina is going to be quite the stitch sampler, isn’t it!

9 thoughts on “The Red Panel on the Nefertiti Shawl – Part Three

  1. They are beautiful! I love reading about the different stitches because I don’t work in that venue and I alway learn something.

  2. I think a wearable stitch sampler is a great idea: when it’s not inspiring your work, it can keep you warm. Or even do both at once. Breton stitch is new to me. I shall have to have a play with it.

  3. I think you can see the changes if you look closely enough, but perhaps you need to know what you’re looking for on a small photo???

    Will you be wearing this one next Show?? =)

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