Stitch of the Month
September 1999: Plaited Square Diagonal

by Beth Robertson

The Plaited Square Diagonal is also known as the Plaited Cross stitch or Woven Cross stitch. Note that the last stitch (7 to 8 on the diagram) must be woven under the first stitch (1 to 2 on the diagram). Work this stitch in one color or with an overdyed thread for a more dramatic effect. This stitch does not completely cover the canvas so choose a thread color that complements your canvas color. This stitch provides a lot of texture and can be used as a single motif, as a border, or in a large area.

Sample stitched by Nancy Kirwin

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