The Continental Stitch is one of the basic Needlepoint Stitches and in a member of the Tent Stitch family. Each stitch is worked over one intersection of canvas to make a single, diagonal stitch.
This stitched is worked in vertical or horizontal rows (see diagram).
This stitch results in long, diagonal stitches on the back (wrong) side of the canvas, is very sturdy and covers the canvas well.
Other Names: none
Variations: See Basketweave Stitch