Meaning of faggot stitch in English:

faggot stitch


  • 1Needlework
    A decorative stitch used to join two pieces of material together, in which the thread is crossed or twisted when forming each stitch to create a lace-like open network between the two pieces.

  • 2Knitting
    A stitch used to create loose, lacy work.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Godey's Lady's Book.