Milanese Stitch

The Milanese Stitch is worked in diagonal rows or arrowhead-shaped stitches. Each stitch is made of four individual stitches, each getting progressively larger, being worked over one, two, three and four intersections of canvas. It can be worked in a single color, or in two or more colors by working each diagonal row in a different color.

If you look closely at the stitch, you will see that it also features rows of “steps”  when viewed from the opposite angle – try working the steps in two or more colors as well.

Milanese stitch can be used to fill shapes in a design, or as a background stitch.

NK_MilaneseLook around the explore the site – I’m sure you’ll find just the right stitch for your next project on the Needlepoint Stitches page… and remember that this site is optimized for mobile useThat means that as long as you can access this site from your smart phone, you have access to the stitches. There’s no need to download or pay for an app!

To find free patterns for needlepoint and embroidery on this site that you can stitch, visit the Patterns and Projects page, or check the main page for the latest additions.

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