(in handsewing) a knot tied in the thread that links one section to the next.
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- kettle base,
- kettle hat,
- kettle hole,
- kettle of fish,
Origin of kettle stitch
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This is called the kettle-stitch, a word said to be a corruption of either catch-up stitch or chain stitch.Notes on Bookbinding for Libraries|John Cotton Dana