Cashmere needlepoint stitch
The Cashmere needlepoint stitch
The basic Cashmere needlepoint stitch is just a larger Mosaic stitch 1–2–2-1. You can do a single Cashmere needlepoint stitch in a horizontal or vertical direction, or in rows.
Straight horizontal rows of the Cashmere stitch are perfect for Pelican Pantry by Charley Harper. Stitch the black rows on the Pelican’s beak in horizontal Cashmere stitches, the blue with a tent stitch.
You can also do the Cashmere needlepoint stitch in vertical or horizontal rows as a background. Here the Horizontal Cashmere stitch was done in vertical rows, one on top of the other, with rows of tent stitches in between.
Or, elongate the stitch and run it across the row.
The Cashmere needlepoint stitch on a diagonal
The cashmere needlepoint stitch can also be done on a diagonal.
When doing the Diagonal Cashmere needlepoint stitch the small stitch (over one) will be shared – the last tent stitch in the motif will be the first in the next motif – 1-2-2-1-2-2-1-2-2-1.
House by the Lake SK1002 from JulieMar & Friends
The Diagonal Cashmere stitch is perfect for clothing, fields or sloping hillsides. Here I used the Diagonal Cashmere stitch on the purple mountain in the left corner.
Cashmere stitch in random patterns
You can also get creative with the Cashmere needlepoint stitch. Elongate the Cashmere stitch, bend it and create patterns. This one is perfect for a patio.
Stitch all directions in the same thread, or change up the Scotch needlepoint stitch in the center with another fiber (Pink on diagram.)