No wonder the alternative name for this stitch is Gordian Knot stitch for, like the famous knot when this stitch goes wrong the only way to solve it is with a pair of scissors!!
This, for me, was the most difficult stitch of the TAST challenge since Oyster stitch way back in April..
My first mistake was choosing a design with corners, you will see I had to cheat on those....then I don't really like working with a hoop and then or course there is my inability to be neat and this is a stitch that needs neatness. I can see in the hands of a skilled embroideress it would be a wonderful tool and I am very glad I have attempted it but in future I think I will probably buy the ready made variety.
So here it is, warts and knots and all.