Take a Stitch Tuesday: This week is cast on stitch.
Cast on stitch is similar to bullion stitch only instead of wrapping the thread around the needle, it is looped over in a half-hitch. As I was learning the rhythm, I noticed how much the stitch reminded me of tatting rings and wondered how it would look if I duplicated tatting knots. On my sample below, the stitch on the right is the traditional cast on. On the left is the variation with the double knots and picot loop. Below is the variation while still on the needle before the thread is pulled all the way through.
The base fabric is a strip of needle felt left over from my Red Swamp Maple Spirits Tree. Cast on stitch is such a three dimensional, textured stitch, I decided to combine it with some of the other more textured stitches from earlier TAST weeks.
Some of the cast on stitches are the picot variation with the double knot. The traditional stitch has a more organic feel with the twisting and curving, but the variation does provide a little extra texture to this piece. I can see that both will be useful stitches.