Monday, March 1, 2010

Tricot Ecossais

Tricot Ecossais

A stitch from S.F.A. Caulfeild's Dictionary of Needlework, pp. 128-129, rewritten in modern terms.


  • YO = Yarn Over
  • TSS = Tunisian Simple Stitch
  • st(s) = stitch, or stitches

Chain a multiple of 3 stitches, plus 1.

1: Sk 1 chain. *YO. Pick up one st in each of the next 3 chains. Pinch the YO in the hand not holding the hook and pull the last three sts on the hook through the YO. (This leaves the three sts on the hook.)* Return as usual.
2: Skip the first vertical bar. *YO. 3 TSS. Pull the last 3 sts on the hook through the YO.* Return as usual.
This is very similar to some maneuvers from knitting, like passing a slipped stitch over another one.

(I expect the name has very little to do with the stitch's national origin - the name means Scottish knitting in French.)


LLove said...

Thank you so much! I can't wait to try this!

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Thanks for posting this.

Jodiebodie said...

Thank you, Naomi, for sharing this stitch and also your reference source. I hope to have a look through S.F.A. Caulfeild's Dictionary of Needlework via the University of Michigan Library when I get the chance. I hope it may help me with some other research I am doing.
All the best with your needleworking.