kettle stitch

ket·​tle stitch | \ ˈketᵊl-, -etᵊl- \

Definition of kettle stitch

: a knot formed in the sewing thread at the ends of the sections to hold them together

called also catch stitch

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History and Etymology for kettle stitch

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 27 Nov. 2021.

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