verb (used with or without object)
Origin of chainstitch
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Historical Examples of chainstitch
This was the first American patent for a chainstitch machine.
The machine (fig. 8) made a chainstitch by means of a barbed or hooked needle.
In short, the chainstitch is a crochet or knitting stitch, while the lockstitch is a weaving stitch.The Age of Invention
This machine made the chainstitch, using not one but many hooked needles that operated simultaneously.
Blake formed a chainstitch by using a hooked needle, which descended from above, to draw a thread through the supporting arm.