I am lagging behind! Here, finally, are the last three TAST stitches.
Herringbone Square #53, Laced Herringbone Square #54 and Buttonholed Herringbone #55
The most difficult part with the Buttonholed Herringbone was to keep the thread free from twists. If there is too much of a twist on the thread the garland is not hanging neatly but curls in an unruly way. You can see that in the light green section of the upper row of Buttonholed Herringbone stitches.
There are two ways in which you can avoid this:
- Let the thread dangle (with the needle as a weight) from time to time and untwist itself.
- Learn to roll the needle between the thumb and index finger while stitching. For S-twisted thread like the perle I have used, roll the needle clockwise.