stitch may be worked horizontally or vertically. Although the coral knot stitch is most commonly used as a filling stitch, it is also an excellent stitch for working outlines. As Each knot is tied, a 3-D effect is created. Experiment with this stitch - you may be surprised at the results... Two diagrams have been used to illustrate this stitch.
Coral Knot Stitch (Diagram 1):
Bring the needle up at A, move to the left, following arrow B. Create a loop by moving down and following arrow C. Move to the right and up following arrow D. Now, move down and UNDER the A/B loop following arrow E. Continue moving down and OVER the C/D loop following arrow F. This completes the first coral knot. Yes, I realize knots are difficult to illustrate. However, if you follow the above diagram very carefully and practice a few knots, it should come more easily. Remember, "practice make perfect..." Now, continue on to Diagram 2...
Coral Knot Stitch (Diagram 2):
This diagram illustrates (sort of - it's the best I can do) how a row of three coral knot stitches should look when complete. As you can see, a knot is placed in every other canvas hole, with each knot being worked from the same length of yarn. Note: The coral knot stitch is worked on and around the canvas thread, per the illustration in Diagram 2.