I am currently writing the booklet for my Rhodes Stitch Collection and decided to add a discussion about checking your work now and then. It is a super pain to having done a bunch of stitching only to find that you are off pattern. I find I have to keep reminding myself to stop now and then and ensure I am correctly following the pattern.
In these photos I am working a triangle within Element 10 on my doodle fabric.
I have just finished the first of the three sides for the triangle and I’m taking a moment to ensure that I am on pattern and took that break in stitching to snap a photo of my doodle work and my iPhone. I added (to the photo) green arrows over the iPhone to point to fabric holes 19 and r and also drew a green arrow to show the horizontal line between fabric holes 19 and r.
To the right of the iPhone is my first worked side for triangle. The left yellow arrow points to fabric hole 19 and the right yellow arrow points to fabric hole r. Between them is the horizontal line, I am on pattern and can continue!
An easy part of the pattern to check is when you are doing a straight line of stitches, such as a buttonhole worked edge.