from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In needlework, an open stitch through which the needle draws the thread and leaves a loop on its way to the next stitch.
- n. A stitch with loops; a kind of fastening stitch.
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Particularly effective was a Josephine-look, short dress, with a bra-top, in cream, featuring an overskirt in cream, loop-stitch wool.