The Cable Chain Stitch is one of the many, many variations of chain stitch – but this one differs a little bit from the rest, because it really does look like a real chain.
You can see in the photo above, worked in purple perle cotton, the cable chain stitch. The stitch is made up of round links (actually chain stitches) joined by small straight stitches.
The cable chain stitch can be worked practically anywhere a chain stitch can be worked along a line. It takes straight lines, curves, and tight curves well, though admittedly, it’s a little more fiddly to work around tight curves.
Here’s the video for the cable chain stitch. I hope you find it helpful!
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