Save the Stitches, Block 3

This is block three of the Save the Stitches blackwork sampler from Blackwork Journey. The bulk of it is black (DMC 310), the metallics are DMC E3837 (purple), DMC E815 (red), and DMC E3843 (blue), and the beads are Mill Hill 03505 (purple) and 03049 (red). I was trying to use what I had and started with DMC E334 for the blue, but decided it was too light. There wasn’t a lot of it, so I took it all out and replaced it with DMC E3843. Block four should go quickly; it’s just diamonds with motifs instead of larger blocks with complicated patterns.

The whole thing so far:

Save the Stitches, Blocks 1 - 3