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A square.

Now

as for the

Table Scarf

bring the needle out in position to start

first

upright stitch.

If

properly worked, the

reverse side forms a series of crosses.

row

Fig.

L

has a

an alternate row of between them. This is a pretty and unusual combination of stitches, and it makes a charming border worked in colour on a of these square stitches with

upright stitches worked from

left to right

loosely textured material for a collar or other small

Another variation of the same type, and still more open, is to have double rows of square stitch between each row of vertical stitches, the lower row of little squares coming between those of the upper row. Fig. I, Square Stitch in Slanting Lines. To article.

work

this

process.

stitch in slanting lines

The

first

row forms a

is

series of zig-zags or little

wrong

steps on the right side, while on the

two

single lines

on the bias

the right-hand side of the

rather a slower

side

of the material.

work take ;

it forms Begin at

a horizontal stitch

from left to right over six threads a slanting stitch at the back to the left brings the needle out six threads below the starting-point. Take an upright stitch and put the needle into this point two sides of the square are now formed. Take a slanting stitch at the back and ;

bring the needle out six threads to the

left of

the base of

the upright stitch and continue for the distance required.

This slanting line of square stitch

is

easily acquired

if

the worker remembers the appearance of the stitch, on the " wrong " side as well as the right.

A Table Scarf in Russian Crash This design is another of the direct type in which the needle-woven border forms the principal subject. The material is very 37

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