Posted on Tuesday, October 9 2012 at 8am
In the final part of our masterclass series on embroidering knitting, Jane Crowfoot will take you through Interlacing Stitch, Couching and Lock Stitch.
The previous posts in this series covered Running Stitch, Threaded Running Stitch and Whipped Running Stitch, and Backstitch, Threaded Backstitch and Pekinese Stitch. We also looked at how you can embroider existing knitted garments.
Work two rows of backstitch a short distance apart, making sure that the second row is offset from the first. In this case we have worked across two stitches to make off-setting easier. Using a contrast colour: With the right side facing, bring the needle through from the back. Keeping the needle at the front of the work, * insert the needle through the sewn stitch vertically from bottom to top and pull through. Insert the needle through the same sewn stitch from bottom to top and pull through, creating a loop around the stitch.
Working around the next stitch on the second row of back stitch as shown left, * insert the needle through the sewn stitch vertically from top to bottom and pull through, thus creating a loop around the stitch, repeat from * making sure that all new stitches cross over the front of the previous one.
This can be worked over just one yarn or a small group; it would also be effective worked over a piece of crochet chain.
Use small oversewn stitches made at regular intervals to hold the yarn in place.
Work a series of vertical stitches a uniform distance apart. Using a contrast colour: With the right side facing, bring the needle through from the back. Taking the yarn over the top of the sewn stitch, insert the needle under the first stitch from right to left and pull through. * Taking the yarn over the top of the next sewn stitch along to the right, insert the needle under the stitch from right to left and pull through.
Taking the yarn over the top of the next sewn, stitch along to the left, insert the needle under the stitch from left to right and pull through; repeat from *.
Work a second contrast colour in a mirror image of the first along the top side of the sewn stitches.
About our expert
Jane Crowfoot is one of the UK’s leading knitting experts and author of the book Finishing Techniques for Hand Knitters (Search Press, £9.99) Find out more about Jane at janeknits.blogspot.com and www.janiecrow.co.uk
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