Stitch of the Month
November 2007: Kennan Stitch

by Brenda Hart

The October Stitch of the Month is the Kennan Stitch

Chottie Alderson originally published the stitch. In the stitch sample shown below, I have used 3 plies of Soie d'Alger for the long encroaching stitches and 3 plies of the same thread for the three rows of Tent stitch. The single rows of Tent stitch are done in beads or a metallic thread.

The sample stitch is done on 18 mesh. On 14 mesh canvas, I would use 4 or 5 plies of Soie d'Alger for the long encroaching stitches and the same for the short Tent stitches.

The diagram above shows the stitch reversed horizontally.

This diagram shows beads substituted for the single Tent stitch between the two encroaching stitches.

Shows previous stitch reversed.

To the left is a variation of the Kennan stitch. The three rows of Tent stitches have been removed.

The portion of the kimono above shows two variations. The top center is the Kennan stitch with the 3 rows of Tent stitch. The area in the lower left is the Kennan stitch variation without the three rows of Tent.

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