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also fag·got  (făg′ət)
1. A bundle of twigs, sticks, or branches bound together.
2. A bundle of pieces of iron or steel to be welded or hammered into bars.
tr.v. fag·ot·ed, fag·ot·ing, fag·ots also fag·got·ed or fag·got·ing or fag·gots
1. To bind into a fagot; bundle.
2. To decorate with fagoting.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Old Provençal, possibly from Vulgar Latin *facus, from Greek phakelos, bundle.]


also fag·got·ing  (făg′ə-tĭng)
1. A method of decorating cloth by pulling out horizontal threads and tying the remaining vertical threads into hourglass-shaped bunches.
2. A method of joining hemmed edges by crisscrossing thread over an open seam.
3. A stitch in knitting that creates an open pattern.
4. The decoration, seam, or pattern created by such a method or stitch.


(ˈfæɡətɪŋ) or


1. (Knitting & Sewing) decorative needlework done by tying vertical threads together in bundles
2. (Knitting & Sewing) a decorative way of joining two hems by crisscross stitches
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.faggoting - embroidery in which groups of parallel threads are tied together with fagot stitches
fancywork, embroidery - decorative needlework
faggot stitch, fagot stitch - the stitch that ties a group of parallel threads together in fagoting
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Row 2: Work in patt to marker, si marker, work in faggoting patt to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 3: K2, work in faggoting patt to marker, si marker, work in patt to end.
Row 5 (dec row, RS): K2, work in faggoting patt to marker, si marker, work in patt to last 2 sts, p2tog; 85 (88, 93, 96, 101) sts.