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plain stitch

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n plain stitch a basic knitting stitch
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Usage

In literature:

I have a feeling that Rosalie would recognise her as plainly as though the word Kathleen were stitched on her breast.
"The Right of Way, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
Count one, two, jump one; then two stitches plain; it's no use at all, Miss Bidwell, I cannot make it any better.
"An Unwilling Maid" by Jeanie Gould Lincoln
Plain, decreasing by missing every 16th stitch.
"The Lady's Album of Fancy Work for 1850" by Unknown
I can do the plain stitch very well.
"Mary at the Farm and Book of Recipes Compiled during Her Visit among the "Pennsylvania Germans"" by Edith M. Thomas
It can be as plain as a charity garment, but of fine material and tiny hand stitches.
"Etiquette" by Emily Post
Knit 14 rows of 2 plain, 2 purl stitches alternately, then 3 open rows with 1 plain row between.
"Beeton's Book of Needlework" by Isabella Beeton
And make no more blunders, if you please, unless you want to be put to plain yard-stitching.
"The Other Girls" by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
Begin every row with two plain stitches, beside those in the pattern.
"The Ladies' Work-Book" by Unknown
A piece of work fell out: plain, fine sewing, in which the needle lay with a stitch partially taken.
"Gypsy's Cousin Joy" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
After the 2nd row of plain stitches, 1 quintuple treble on the 6th treble of the lozenge, and then 4 rows of plain stitches.
"Encyclopedia of Needlework" by Thérèse de Dillmont
Second row: knit 40 stitches plain, seam a stitch, knit all round plain.
"Exercises in Knitting" by Cornelia Mee
The plain stitches may be used for ornamental purposes.
"Textiles and Clothing" by Kate Heintz Watson
The vast cultivated plain undulating below us looked like the patchwork-quilt of a giantess, stitched together with well-knit hedges.
"A Village of Vagabonds" by F. Berkeley Smith
First row, plain stitches and long loops, alternately; second row plain; make a loose stitch, and repeat.
"The Ladies' Work-Table Book" by Anonymous
Also, that after the 1st diamond is done, your greatest number of plain stitches between the decrease will be 5.
"The Ladies' Knitting and Netting Book" by Miss Watts
I have done all the stitching, and nearly the plain part of the bodies; I shall soon be at the gathers.
"Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles" by Mrs. Henry Wood
See "Description of Stitches Used in Plain Sewing," page 63.
"Handicraft for Girls" by Idabelle McGlauflin
Knit eighteen plain stitches, run a piece of cotton through the remaining sixty-two stitches.
"The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness" by Florence Hartley
The sleeves are knitted in the same way, only begin with nine stitches; then knit two plain rows; cast off when proper size.
"The New Guide to Knitting & Crochet" by Marie Jane Cooper
Repeat the 2 last rows until there are 9 plain stitches.
"Knitting, Crochet, and Netting, with Twelve Illustrations" by Éléonore Riego de la Branchardière
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In poetry:

Sister Elisabeth edged away
From what her companion had to say,
For Sister Marthe saw the world in little,
She weighed every grain and recorded each tittle.
She did plain stitching
And worked in the kitchen.
"The Book Of Hours Of Sister Clotilde" by Amy Lowell

In news:

He was wearing a plain white T-shirt, dark-colored pants and a baseball hat with a large "U" logo stitched onto it.
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