Herringbone ladder stitch: Day 1

My apologies to my regular visitors, my work schedule is very erratic at the moment and I’m trying to blog around it. As a result my posts are coming up at odd times. Many thanks to those of you who have been commenting. I appreciate it very much. There may be a couple of things that I answer or put out for input in a post over the next few days. And many thanks to all of my visitors. For any new visitors, welcome. I hope you will find something of use or interest here and enjoy the visits.

The stitch that I wanted to highlight today is that stitch that’s been popping up in some of my samples but that I’ve not introduced in a post. It is the herringbone ladder stitch and is also know as the interlaced band stitch. Classic stitches has a good illustration on how to do the stitch. Many thanks to them for this! Like many of the other stitches I’ve been doing lately it is worked on straight stitches.

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As you see the appearance of this stitch may vary depending on the placement of the straight stitches. On the sample below I did not use a separate straight stitch for the inner circle loops, but actually used a diamond shape of four stitches and put several loops in each of those stitches. As many of you know I bend or break a few rules when having fun exploring stitches.

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hl1f.png On this sample half the ladder is missing. It’s probably strayed over the line and could be another stitch.

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One Response to Herringbone ladder stitch: Day 1

  1. Suzi says:

    It makes a great circle!

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