In the world of hand embroidery, there is quite a variety of isolated knot stitches. The Chinese knot is yet another knot stitch that can be added to the list. The Chinese knot is often illustrated worked as a line or filling.
In this tutorial for the Chinese knot, I’m demonstrating the version that is found in many stitch dictionaries today. The fact is, there are other stitches that are called the Chinese knot, and within those Chinese knots, there are variations. In this video, the one I’m illustrating is the one worked in a line, and it has a little bit of a tail to it. You can, of course, eliminate the tail and make a perfectly round knot stitch. You can also work the stitch in isolation, and you can also leave the loop of the knot more open, for a different look. Down the road a bit, we’ll look at some variations.
In the meantime, here’s the video. I hope you enjoy it!
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