Make a slip loop (see diagram), and put it over the left-hand pin; hold the right-hand pin somewhat in the same way as a pen. Put the right-hand pin into the loop, from left to right, and keep the right hand pin under the left. * Put the cotton over the right-hand pin, and draw the loop up to the right, then raise the right-hand pin up, and pass the stitch from it to the left-hand pin.

To do this put the left pin through the left side of the loop, and keep the right-hand pin in the loop in the right position to begin the next stitch. Continue from

* for the number of stitches required.