I ❤ embroidery . . . Knotted ///Pearl Stitch Video~ The knotted pearl stitch used in hand embroidery is one of those fun, rhythmic stitches that works up fairly quickly. The knotted pearl stitch is a lot like the Palestrina stitch, but it differs in two ways: 1. the direction it is stitches is reversed, and 2. there are two knots created in this stitch, rather than just the one knot created in the Palestrina stitch.