Sunday, 28 July 2013

TAST # 74 -Zig-zag Chain Stitch

Here we have a member of the chain family, the Zig-zag Chain Stitch. It is the #74 TAST stitch and how to make it can be seen on Pintangle.

It is not new to me, I have enjoyed working with it on many projects. Here are the stitches I used to fill my TAST travel sampler:
As you can see I have worked them in ones and in twos, alternating the rows.

14 comments:

Annet said...

It's a nice filling stitch and your stitches behave nicely!

Lins Artyblobs said...

I've used the stitch before as well but I've never used it as a filling stitch, maybe I should give it a try.

Queeniepatch said...

The 'knitted' look inspired me to use them for filling in the whole block.

Queeniepatch said...

It takes a bit of time when you use a stitch for filling in an area, but usually the result is quite nice and impressive.

Claudia said...

What a good idea to use this stitch as a filling stitch. Makes a very nice pattern!

Pamela said...

What is the TAST travel sampler?
I like how you used different colors - you can see the individual stitches that way.

margaret said...

this has worked well and is so colourful Queenie

carorose said...

That's a good idea, have to give it a try.

Queeniepatch said...

On a miniature picture you would use this to make a knitted sweater. Fiddly and time consuming, but as you say, a nice pattern. What have you been up to lately?

Queeniepatch said...

I have a TAST sampler in Tokyo that I try out the new stitches on. While travelling I needed a smaller piece of fabric, hence the TAST travel sampler!
I agree, alternating the colours make it look like a striped knitted muffler.

Queeniepatch said...

It was fun filling this area but it took a bit of a time.

Queeniepatch said...

I guess ANY stitch could become a filling stitch, but this is especially suitable.

Susan Hook said...

I have not seen this stitch before,it looks good with all the different colours!

Queeniepatch said...

Oh, I am surprised. It is simply a chain stitch where each stitch is taken at an angle from the previous stitch, easy-peasy!