Stitch of the Month
by Pat Timpanaro
The Staggered Cross Stitch is another one whose overall appearance is diagonally oblique. By changing the position of the second cross stitch, you can change this final direction.
Work the Staggered Cross Stitch in two steps
Use a smaller needle and thinner thread for Step 2. For example, on 18-count canvas, I may use #5 pearl cotton and a #24 tapestry needle for Step 1 and #8 Kreinik braid and a #26 tapestry needle for Step 2.
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