More on the Long Borders

Close up of one of the long borders, Victorian Step stitch on the outer sections, and a stitch inspired by delta wing aircraft in the middle.

When I found a stitch called “F-106 stitch” and notionally inspired by delta wing aircraft, I thought it would be a good one to include. The section looked a bit monolithic, so I faded the colours of the “background” stitches outwards from the centre. Although I have to say – I’m no flier, but that formation looks dangerously close to me!

Close up of half of one of the long borders. The Victorian Step Stitch has been continued, but in slightly different colours.

I’m trying to balance the patterns and keep them from proliferating too much so when I’d done these sections (on both long borders), I thought it would be a good idea to continue the Victorian Step Stitch pattern through the second outer sections, only altering the colours slightly. I’ve even tried to keep in step with the first sections across the divider.

The last division of one of the long borders, worked in a stitch called "Wild Goose Chase". All the wool used is multiple strands in different shades to create a more varied effect.

The triangles by the border required another pause, but in the end I kept with the aero theme, and picked a stitch called “Wild Goose Chase”, which I rather suspect may be inspired by a patchwork pattern. Trying to maintain a certain amount of echo and balance, I’ve used similar colours to the first blocks of Victorian Step Stitch, and also reflected the pattern on either side of the centre line.


  1. Sue Jones says:

    I think you are successfully combining and varying the textures and colours to avoid both monotony and sufficient coherence. It doesn’t look like you will run out of stitch options in a hurry. And having fun and exploring, which is important. (Boredom always shows.)

  2. Carolyn Foley says:

    Love these stitches and your colour choice.

  3. Formation flying is both scary and impressive to look at. I love your choice of colours.

  4. Lin says:

    These sections are filling in nicely.

  5. I’m so looking forward to seeing this finished, I think it is going to look gorgeous

  6. Alex Hall says:

    The colour tones and choices are gorgeous and I like that you’ve used triangular variations making them similar but still individual.

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