Stitch of the Month
April 2009: Nobuko Variant Stitch

by Tony Minieri

Although Nobuko and its variants are composed of diagonal stitch elements, this stitch is worked in horizontal rows, not the usual tracking pattern for a diagonal stitch. After a few rows, the overall pattern develops which has the look of an Oblique Cable.

****This stitch can be used for architectural subjects, mountains, and clothing.

To stitch on the Mystery Project for 2009

Verify that you are stitching in the correct section by referring to the roadmap diagram here.

AREA 3 STITCH 3

Using 1 strand of A2 __________________________, stitch the Nobuko Variant in this area. Although Nobuko and its variants are composed of diagonal stitch elements, this stitch is worked in horizontal rows, not the usual tracking pattern for a diagonal stitch. After a few rows, the overall pattern develops which has the look of an Oblique Cable.

Area 3 is on the left side of the Kimono and starts at the left edge. It is interrupted by the cuff on the sleeve. Be sure to leave six threads empty for the cuff.

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