Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Lock stitch


A new stitch tutorial which I’d promised some time back.
It’s lock stitch also known as lock band stitch. It can be used as a seam treatment in CQ with some beads, knots etc. 

                                  



Step 1: Work straight stitches (even number) as shown in the above image.

                                         


Step 2: Bring the needle and thread up at ‘a’, keeping the working thread below pass the needle under the first straight stitch.


Step 3: Pull the needle, keeping the working thread above pass the needle under the second stitch as shown in the image above and pull the thread slightly so that the first two straight stitches look like a cross.

                                         


Step 4: Keeping the working thread below pass the needle under the third straight stitch as shown in the image above.

                                        





Repeat steps 3 and 4 till end.

                                         




Step 5: Go back down at ‘b’.

                                         

Step 6: Rotate your frame, bring the needle and thread up at ‘c’, keeping the working thread below pass the needle under the first straight stitch.

                                         




Repeat steps 3 and 4 till end, go back down at ‘d’.








Happy stitching!
Anita.

15 comments:

Leelagovind said...

one more stitch to add in my list..love it ..it resembles up and down cable stitch in smocking..thanks for sharing..

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

What a neat stitch. I've never seen this before. It sort of looks like the cable chain we are doing this week for TAST, but it is done differently. Thanks for the tutorial. It will work nicely for CQ!

deanna7trees said...

oh nice. i'll have to try it. thanks.

Anita said...

Leela,
Yes,it is like cable stitch in smocking,only a small difference....

kasthurirajam said...

nice

latha said...

This stitch is new to me ....easy and pretty too....thanks .

margaret said...

thanks for sharing this with us, like a couple of others I was reminded of cable stitch in smocking,

RajiSaj said...

wow , another beautiful stitch...thank u Anita..

l'alternativa said...

I tuoi tutorial sono sempre preziosi e ben fatti, sei proprio brava amica mia. Baci
Emi

marge said...

I like this stitch. I really. Like combining various stitches to create a texture. I'd like to use an Atari needle but avent been able to dine one. Can you suggest where I look? I'm in austin, Texas.
Thanks. Marge

Anita said...

Marge,As far as I know these needles are not available in US.

crazyQstitcher said...

Thanks for the tutorial, Anita.

It does look like smocking.
I will try it on my CQJP block for July.

ina said...

It looks like cable stitch but it's different.Thanks for the tute.

Anonymous said...

neat and pretty!

prashanti

Mahalakshmi said...

I am happy I learnt something new today. Thak you for the tute..