No. 451
category: Limet-Filling pattern
stitches used: Satin stitches over 1 square in the width and 3 squares in the length, 4 X 9 stitches of the simple square eyelet and Four-Sided stitches
longitudinal axis: group of three threads (in other shapes or motifs: center = square)

451 j
First, in the established Limet grid, work a grid of Satin stitches. Start at the bottom-middle of the shape. Work, in a stair-step manner, Satin stitch bars over one square (3 threads) in the width and over 3 squares (9 stitches) in the length.
451 a
On the way back work the bars mirrored, so that squares of 9 X 9 thread-squares are established. Work the grid all over the shape.
451 b
Then work parts of the simple square eyelet. Therefore, starting at the corner points of the center square, work 9 stitches around the corner
451 c
by always coming up in the corner point of the center square, moving outwards and always traveling one thread – 5 stitches to the corner and 4 stitches along the adjacent side. After 9 stitches bring the needle up in the next corner point.

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451 e
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When all four corners are worked, the needle moves to the opposite corner to start there working a Four-Sided stitch around the center square.
451 g
To keep the corner holes around the Four-Sided stitches clear and open, the working thread is tightened to bundle the fabric threads of the center square.
451 h
All remaining squares are filled in the same way.
451 i
Washed, starched and ironed the pattern gets its full charm. This example was worked on 17/cm thread-count old handwoven linen with Coton à broder No. 20.
451 j

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