Plait Stitch

Diagram of (A) cross stitch, and (B) plait stitch. Diagram of (A) cross stitch, and (B) plait stitch.

The plait stitch (also known as the Spanish stitch) should not be confused with the plaited, or herringbone stitch. It is generally worked on even weave cloth and creates a raised, dense and plaited surface.

The plait stitch is worked from left to right, often over two horizontal threads and one vertical thread (or any variation thereof). The next stitch is worked immediately to the right of the preceding stitch. In this way a horizontal row of densely compacted cross stitches is made. The next row is worked directly underneath the preceding rows.

Source: EATON, Jan (1986). The Complete Stitch Encyclopedia., London: Hamlyn, pp. 144, 146-147.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 6 March 2017).


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