category: Limet-Filling pattern; please note that this is worked on a leave 4, cut 1grid
stitches used: 4 X 9 stitches of the simple square eyelet and 4 X 3 Satin stitches over 1 square in the width
center: intersection of withdrawn thread lines (in other shapes or motifs, longitudinal axis = withdrawn thread line)
This pattern is very similar to pattern 475. Using the leave 4, cut 1 grid the result is bolder.
First, both the horizontal and the vertical center threads are withdrawn.
Working from the center outwards, a Limet grid is established by leaving 4 threads, and cutting 1.
In the established Limet grid, work a grid of nine-stitch simple square eyelets. In this example a square of 4 X3 Satin stitches should lay in the center of the shape. So from the center, bring the needle up diagonally to the left, one square up. Work 9 stitches of the simple square eyelet counterclockwise around the starting point.
Repeat working 9 stitches of the simple square eyelet, counterclockwise moving around the center, in diagonal rows as seen in the picture above
and crosswise to establish the grid.
In the remaining squares, 4 X 3 Satin stitches are worked, always reemerging from the center hole of the square and stitching always 3 stitches in the same place, one upon the other. Continue working 3 Satin stitches in all four directions. Always tighten the thread so that the center hole of the square becomes nicely open.
Work 4 X 3 Satin stitches in each remaining square of the shape.
Washed, starched, and ironed one more pretty pattern is finished.