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The Palestrina Stitch is also known as the Double Knot Stitch. Double knot stitch is a more accurate name for this stitch,
because it is a knotted stitch formed by making a double knot.This stitch is worked horizontally. The palestrina stitch is useful for borders or outlining. It may also be used as a filling stitch. As a filling stitch subsequent rows of knots would be worked between the knots of previous rows. Another useful stitch similar to the palestrina stitch is the sorbello stitch. Five diagrams have been used to demonstrate this stitch.
Palestrina Stitch (Diagram 1):
Bring the needle up at A, move to the right over three canvas threads, bring the needle down at B. Bring the needle up at C, move the yarn up and OVER the A/B stitch to D (as illustrated in dark blue). Do NOT bring the yarn down. Instead, continue on to Diagram 2...
Palestrina Stitch (Diagram 2):
Beginning where we left off holding the yarn at D, bring the needle down and under the A/B stitch - do NOT move the needle under the canvas thread. Remember, this stitch is a knot and will be worked around the existing yarn, not the canvas. Once the needle and yarn has been move under the A/B stitch, hold the needle at E and continue on to Diagram 3...
Palestrina Stitch (Diagram 3):
Beginning where we left off holding the yarn at E, bring the needle down, around and up following the red arrows. Move the needle under the A/B stitch at F and over the B/C stitch at G. At this point, you will pull the yarn tight to form the knot. Now, continue on to Diagram 4...
Palestrina Stitch (Diagram 4):
This diagram illustrates how one knot should look when complete. Now, continue on to Diagram 5...
Palestrina Stitch (Diagram 5):
This diagram illustrates how a row of knots should look when complete. Once a knot is finished, the needle and yarn are moved to the right (horizontally) to start the next knot. This stitch should always be worked horizontally.
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