I did the border of the piece with variations of crossed buttonhole which took me a while to figure out.
Even then I was not happy with it as it became very uneven and to be honest a bit ugly, especially with the close up photos
I will live with it but I think its a stitch I will avoid in the future
I will be adding French knots to all 4 borders
|This is what it looks like with all 4 borders.|