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Working the Double Herringbone Stitch
How to Work the Double Herringbone Stitch

Working the Double Herringbone Stitch

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The double herringbone stitch is worked in two passes of the basic, single herringbone stitch, most often with two colors of thread.

To work the double herringbone stitch, work the first pass in standard herringbone stitch using your first color of thread (shown here in orange thread), spacing them an equal distance to create gaps for the second pass.

Work the second pass in the same manner in the gaps formed when working the first pass, with the exception of sliding the needle under the first pass stitching when bringing the needle from the lower left to the upper right (shown here in green thread).

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