In the above diagram, the number l refers to the first stitch (working it lower left of each stitch to upper right). The second diagonal row is #3-#6, the third diagonal row is #7-#l 2, etc.
It is IMPERATIVE that you follow this rule when working the basketweave stitch:
Look very carefully at the diagram on the previous page with respect to the canvas mesh and the direction of each row in order to understand this stitch. If not stitched properly, the woven effect is broken. This will be apparent on the back side of the canvas.
To begin: Go to lower left hand corner or area of the design. This way the "grain -of-canvas" is going down rows to cover vertical intersections. Stitch "downhill" to cover vertical mesh and "uphill" to cover horizontal mesh (see right-handed basketweave pages for canvas grain pictures).
Rotate design "top" to the left a quarter turn, so that what was the top right-hand corner is now the top left-hand corner. You will then be able to follow the stitch diagrams for right-handed stitchers without adaptations. The "grain of canvas", however, has changed and reversed.
You may find different teachers or shop owners select either of these methods.
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