The stitches in Swiss-darning are taken in a manner similar to grafting, and are worked over the stitches in the stockinet, to strengthen a thin place.


A patch in stockinet can be put in almost invisibly as follows: cut a square or oblong hole in the stockinet, carefully, by a thread, and ravel the sides until the loops are even; cut the patch, by a thread, the exact size of the hole, and clear the loops; graft in the top and lower edges, and Swiss-darn the side edges together, working over four or five stitches at each side of the joining.

What is grafting? What is first done? How are the edges placed together? How are the stitches taken? How are the stitches taken in Swiss darning?