Reversed Palestrina is also known as Pearl stitch, Knotted Pearl stitch, Tied coral stitch, and Twilling Stitch.
As with Palestrina stitch you are not restricted to even-weave fabrics as it is easily worked on many types of fabric.
The characteristic knotted line is effective for outlines and linear elements in your designs.You can also form a textured filling by working it row upon row. It can also be worked as an isolated stitch. A firm twisted thread, such as pearl cotton, show the knots to their best advantage.
The stitch is worked in the same manner as Palestrina stitch only as you can see from the illustrations you work the stitch from right to left, along a line instead of left to right.
Also instead of moving diagonally behind the fabric you move vertically.
Different effects can be created by using different weights of thread. It is a very versatile stitch.
There are a number of variations in Palestrina stitch such as Triple Palestrina, and Pearl stitch which is reversed Palestrina, Basque knot is also a variety of Palestrina. Sorbello Stitch is also an interesting variation of this stitch.