To hide your knot, put the needle into the beginning pleat as shown.
I then started working a cable stitch around the ball
After my cable stitch row, I began working a
wave stitch in green just below the cable row.
I then went down to the next row and started working
a 3-step trellis all the way around.
Here's a preview of my finished smocking!
I will reveal the finished Tasseled Smocked Ornament
just as soon as my Christmas Tree is up!
I do plan to make another tasseled ornament, but I
think I will experiment again with a better way!