kettle stitch


ket·​tle stitch
: a knot formed in the sewing thread at the ends of the sections to hold them together

called also catch stitch

Word History


partial translation of German kettelstich, from kettel small chain (diminutive of kette chain, from Old High German ketīna, from Latin catena) + stich stitch

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“Kettle stitch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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