- Point de Cable Stitch
- Point de cote
There is a variation of rope stitch which resembles slanted satin stitch with one edge raised.
Rope stitch seems to have been first documented in the 1880s, but it was used on American samplers from the 17th century.
Draw a wide guideline. Bring your needle up on the bottom edge of the guideline, a short distance from the end.
Bring your needle up on the bottom edge, just along from where the first stitch emerged.
Take your thread down on the top edge just along from where the first stitch went down.
Structure of stitch
S. F. A. Caulfeild, Blanche C. Saward, The Dictionary of Needlework (1882) , p.192
Ethel Stanwood Bolton, American samplers (1921) , p.396