Knotted cable chain stitch
- Knotted cable stitch
The stitch is presumably a development of cable chain stitch; it first appears in early 20th century publications.
Bring your needle up on the right hand end of your guideline, and take it down through the fabric just above the line and slightly along. Leave a loop on the surface.
Twist the loop so that the second part of the twist is uppermost and bring your needle up inside it, just below the line.
Pull your needle through to form a knot, then slide your needle under the straight stitch to the right (do not pierce the fabric).
Leave a loop on the surface and take your needle down immediately below the coral knot.
Pull through to form a chain stitch. This is your first knotted cable chain stitch.
To finish, work the coral knot to hold your chain stitch in place and take your thread through the fabric.
Structure of stitch
Mrs Archibald Christie, Samplers and Stitches (1921) , p.56
Mary Thomas’s Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches (1934) , p.28–9