Cable Stitch. A variety of Chain stitch, but more intricate in the working. Bring the needle to the surface, hold the thread down under the left thumb ; pass the needle from left to right under the portion of thread held down, as at (a). Turn the needle round perpendicularly with the loop of thread on it, as at (b), still holding down the thread. Reverse the needle, as at (c), insert it in the last Chain stitch just below where the thread last came out, and bring it out below in position for the next stitch. Pull the loop tightly round the head of the needle ; release the thumb, and draw the needle through, keeping the thread as the loop for a Chain stitch. This makes a series of Chain stitches connected by a small tight loop.