Cable Stitch

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The Cable Stitch is another stitch for creating lines or boundaries on your fabric. Here you see it used for the stems in these tall flowers. In my version of the Cable Stitch you get a pointy look. I like pointy.

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Here’s how to make the Cable Stitch: Imagine there is a line drawn on your fabric that you are going to follow. Work from right to left. Bring the needle up at point A. Insert the needle at point B about 1/4″ from point A. Exit the fabric about half way back to A at point C. Point C is above or on top of the stitch line. The thread is place below the needle as you draw the thread through the fabric.

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Insert the needle at point D about 1/8″ from B. Exit the fabric just below point B at point E. Point E is below or under the stitch line. The thread is placed above the needle as you draw the thread through the fabric.

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Insert the needle at point F about 1/8″ from D. Exit the fabric just above point D at point G. Point G is above or on top of the stitch line. The thread is placed below the needle as you draw the thread through the fabric.

Continue down the stitch line alternating top and bottom stitches.