The last two stitches for the TAST Challenge hosted by Sharon Boggon at Pin Tangle are two variations of the same stitch, the raised chain stitch. Sharon has two excellent tutorials for them on her blog and I have linked them to the names of the stitches below.
As both versions are worked on a base stitch which needs to be evenly spaced, I didn't attempt to work these stitches into a circle. Instead I added a row of each stitch to the centre of one of my previously stitched circles.
I like the chain stitch but, version one of the raised chain stitch is not very similar to the chain stitch that I am used to sewing. However, I did enjoy working this stitch, it is quite easy to get into a nice rhythm with it. I used light purple cotton perle thread (8) for this stitch and I like the finish it gave.
Version two of the raised chain stitch is much more like a regular chain stitch, so was easy to learn. You do have to be careful with the tension of this stitch, it is easy to pull them to tightly and skew the base stitches. I worked my version of this stitch using a variegated silk thread and I like the result.
Now I'm all caught up ready for the next stitch tomorrow!