I’m still having a lot of fun with the Basque that has a twist in every stitch.
Here is a scale. As you move toward the right the bottom “v” diminishes and the tops of the twists are more and more level with each other. My favorite spot along the scale is around the fourth lower stitch. Playing with the number of threads between the stitches could have an impact on what is most pleasing to the eye. However, here that element is static.
Here is another type of scale
I suppose it was the first scale that caused me to come up with the idea below. Although the top of the twists are level, the “v”s are there. I wish I’d come up with a good filler for the diamond shapes between the two lines. I think this border line needs sparking up.
Another try at turns with the alternating stitch line. I overstitiched with an orange herringbone stitch.
A couple flowers added to the group (left and top). The bead is turned back on the left blue flower so that it is clear how it was made. Rather than moving in a circle I moved around a diamond four threads high and four wide. Then directly over that moved around a square of the same size and made the loops a little smaller. Since I still don’t get along with circles very well, it’s a good alternative. Compare it to the lower blue flower that I worked around a circle.