This is a variation of the Cretan stitch. It shows a technique where knots can be added on the elbows to give it a decorative look. The thicker the thread, the bigger the knot that will be formed. It can look similar to a zigzagged coral stitch.
I will work between four parallel stitch lines. You need to know the Cretan stitch to be able to continue with this tutorial.
|Fig 1: Start by taking the needle out through B, then in through D and C, as you would for the Cretan stitch.||Fig 2: Now, take the needle in through the stitch. Keep the thread below the needle as shown and pull the needle out to form a knot at the ‘elbow’. Then, move to make the next stitch.|
|Fig 3: A finished structure of knotted cretan stitch would look like this.|