Materials & Techniques

Cross-Knit Loop Stitch

An embroidered structure, derived from cross-knit looping, in which the thread is worked into the group fabric as well as around the cross of a previous stitch. It can be used to fill in solid areas or as an edge binding.

Excerpt from

Ann Rowe, “Technical Glossary for Textiles,” in Andean Art at Dumbarton Oaks, edited by Elizabeth Hill Boone (Washington D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks, 1996): 467-469, from Irene Emery, The Primary Structures of Fabrics (Washington D.C.: The Textile Museum, 1966, 2009): 243.