Stocking-web stitches are used for filling in a hole in stockinet, so as to present the same appearance as the woven stockinet, and are made on a foundation of strands.


A long-eyed needle, No. 7 needle, No. 40 thread, a piece of coarse stockinet three inches square, yarn to match in color and quality, and a piece of cardboard two inches square.

1. In the centre of the stockinet, cut carefully, by a thread, an inch square.

2. Ravel the edges until the loops are clear and even.

3. With the wrong side of the stockinet to the cardboard, fold over the edges and baste carefully.

Fig. 66.

Fig. 66. - Showing the foundation of strands for stocking-web stitches.

4. With the fine needle and thread, connect the upper and lower loops, as in Fig. 66.

5. Hold the ribs of the stockinet vertically.

6. Having the coarse needle threaded with the yarn, insert it one or two loops to the right of the lower row, and one row above (Fig. 67, a).

7. Swiss-darn (page 90) over these stitches, and work across the strands with a stitch similar to grafting, inserting the needle between the strands in beginning and finishing the loop (Fig. 67).

8. Finish the row by Swiss-darning over two or three loops beyond.

Fig. 67.

Fig. 67. - Showing stocking-web stitches, and needle in position.

9. Turn the work around, and one row above, work back in a similar manner.

10. Continue working up the strands, and finish by grafting the last row of loops made, to the loops of the stockinet.

For what are stocking-web stitches used? On what are they made?