Someone asked me, after seeing last week’s post about the lighthouse, if I could explain the stitch I used for the water.
I call it Open Water Stitchand it is a slight variation of a stitch David McCaskill used for an ANG Stitch of the Month.
To make the stitch look more wavy, I only did the first step, the oblique stitches. I think it emphasizes the wobbly nature of the ocean. In the diagram above, you can see how it is constructed. It’s made up of rows of oblique stitches, alternating the direction of the slant in each row. I found it difficult to remember where to start each stitch when I began, but I got into a rhythm soon enough. I stitched it in horizontal rows.
I think my choice of thread, Ty-Di’s Cotton Plus, which is a highly textured thread. Using this thread added to the wavy effect.