Threaded Cable Chain Stitch

Threaded Cable Chain is a fun stitch that quick and easy to work, as it is a laced version of Cable chain. Needless to say you need to know how to work Cable Chain stitch, you will find directions on how to work it here.

How to work Threaded Cable Chain Stitch

In this sample I have worked the Cable Chain in perle #5 cotton and it is laced with a soft metallic thread.

Threaded Cable Chain step 1First work a row of Cable Chain stitch (directions are here)

Threaded Cable Chain step 2Using a blunt-ended tapestry needle, so that the foundation threads do not split, lace a second thread under each of the cable chain stitches.

Threaded Cable Chain step 3Lace the length of the row and take the thread to the back of the fabric.
Threaded Cable Chain step 4Turn your work bring the thread to the front of your work and lace back along the row.

Threaded Cable Chain step 5This stitch follows a curve well and you can add lots of variety by adding interesting threads or beads.

Threaded Cable Chain step 6

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12 Responses to Threaded Cable Chain Stitch

  1. Renee says:

    Sharon, I had a lot of fun with this stitch. (I almost stopped after my first run through with the lacing because I liked the way that looked, too!) Thank you so much for your clear instructions and for providing the motivation to try new stitches each week.

  2. Carol Harper says:

    My chains are a bit wobbly adn the thread didn’t contrast enough but… here it is!

  3. queeniepatch says:

    This was a rewarding stitch! We already knew the Cable Chain so learning to thread it was not too hard, just a bit of patience and thread tension control:
    Sharon, THANK YOU for all these 140 stitches! Have a good holiday!

  4. Judi says:

    Hi Sharon,

    I very much enjoy seeing your TAST emails each week. It is selfish of me but I really hope you continue with TAST as it provides a whole new variety of stitching that I would not otherwise be aware of. Have a great Christmas.

  5. Angela says:

    I so enjoy learning these Sharon! Thank you so much for teaching us! You are a treasure! You can see my attempt at

  6. lin says:

    Thank you Sharon. I do hope that you will continue in the New Year – this series has really made me work at trying new stitches. Have a great Christmas. xx

  7. Nicky says:

    Hi Sharon, thank you for all your fabulous teaching. I look forward to resuming after the holidays. In the meantime I will keep looking at your website for more instruction.

    Here is a link to my TAST #140. I need to practice this more, but I really like it. Especially the cable stitch part.

  8. Maureen Bond says:

    Such a lovely stitch to end the year of learning.
    I will be adding this one to my hussif.
    My samples are at

  9. Maureen Bond says:

    I have posted my stitches Nos.136-139 at
    I was not sure if I would complete the first two but after some effort, finally did.
    I’m off now to do today’s stitch, which looks good.

    I’m happy with whatever the majority of readers go for regarding doing TAST next year.
    Thanks again Sharon for the constant help you give us.

  10. Elaine Cochrane says:

    Thank you! I’m a very late starter to TAST, but you’ve certainly enlarged my stitching vocabulary. I don’t have any interesting samplers to show off, sorry – I just work a few stitches and staple them into a folder – but thanks to you I’m now using a wider range of stitches in my embroidery projects.

  11. Brigitte Otto says:

    Please do continue TAST next year! Even if I didn’t post my samples for quite a while I enjoy the stitches and stitch along on crazy quilt blocks whenever I find time to. Thanks so much for your engagement!

  12. Mary says:

    Thank you Sharon, what a beautiful stitch to end the year with. Happy Holidays to you ~ See you in the New Year.

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