Staggered cashmere stitch
- Diagonal Cashmere stitch
Each rectangular cashmere block of this pattern is worked across two canvas threads by three.
This stitch is very similar to condensed cashmere stitch, evidenced by the fact that this version is sometimes also known as diagonal cashmere stitch. Both feature offset cashmere blocks: the difference is that in this version each block is complete, whereas the blocks in diagonal cashmere stitch are condensed.
Starting directly beneath this stitch make a diagonal stitch across two intersections of canvas.
Finish off the rectangle with a second tent stitch at the bottom right corner of the block.
Structure of stitch
Jo Ippolito Christensen, The Needlepoint Book (1999) , p.216