aspect of this stitch lies in the tightness of the knot. It is imperative that a single strand of yarn be used to create the knot. This will prevent the knot from becoming loose. The thickness of the knot is determined by how many strands of yarn are used. Obviously, the more strands, the thicker the knot. The french knot makes a good decorative stitch, but may also be worked in groups to form an interesting filling stitch. Three diagrams have been used to demonstrate this stitch.
French Knot (Diagram 1):
Bring the needle up at A, follow the red arrows and twist the yarn around the needle. To accomplish this, simply move around B to C (this is illustrated in dark blue to make it easier to see). Hold the loose yarn until the stitch is complete. Now, continue on to Diagram 2...
French Knot (Diagram 2):
This diagram, again, shows the yarn being twisted around the needle (From A, following the red arrows). Then, bring the needle down at C. At this point, the yarn will need to pulled firmly to complete the knot. Now, continue on to Diagram 3...
French Knot (Diagram 3):
This diagram illustrates how the french knot should look when complete. Click on the Printable Version icon, below, to print these instructions.