Double linked cross stitch
- Leviathan linked
- Smyrna linked
Make two cross stitches next to each other, each across two by two threads of the canvas. Make sure the top stitch of each runs from bottom left to top right.
Finally make one long horizontal stitch across both crosses (i.e. across four canvas threads) to complete the block.
Structure of stitch
Identifying Double linked cross stitch
This stitch is made of two crossed blocks, linked together. Each pair is worked together.
Various Authors, The Royal School of Needlework Book of Embroidery (2018) , p.105