French Knot Stitch

French knots are one of the most commonly used knot stitches in hand embroidery and accessible to a beginner.

Colonial Knot Stitch

Colonial knots are fuller than french knots and can be stitched more loosely, if desired, to create a variety of textures.

 

Pistil Stitch

An intermediate stitch, the pistil stitch is essentially a french knot with a long stem.

Pearl or Coral Stitch

An intermediate stitch that can be used for outlining shapes, the pearl stitch (aka coral stitch) incorporates a knot into the line.