Learning this stitch was about as difficult as trying to open the real thing!
I thought I would show this piece in all its horror. I could not get the hang of this stitch, I ranted and raved at it, pulled it out, pulled it into knot. I was just about to give in, when the penny dropped. You can see on the white lines how I struggled but fared better with the rougher, thicker yarns which gave a very satifying texture.
The inspiration came from this picture from Tony Boon's site which has some great photographs and some fun things too.
One of these days I will try and do it justice.
Congratulations to all those who have managed to produce beautiful samples.