Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Interlaced Band

Interlaced Band is also known as Herringbone Ladder Filling Stitch or Double Pekinese Stitch or Laced Cretan Stitch. This lacy border and filling stitch is worked on a foundation of two parallel alternating rows of backstitch. Draw guidelines on the fabric before beginning.

Step 1. Work a row of backstitch. Then work parallel row of backstitches, positioning stitches opposite to stitch breaks in a first row as shown.

Step 2. Using contrasting thread, come up at A. Lace right to left through top right-hand stitch, keeping working thread under needle. Repeat to left as shown.

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