The Soumak Stitch, is an excellent stitch for rug making. In fact, the name comes from the eastern woven Soumak rugs. This
Soumak Stitch (Diagram 1):
Bring the needle up at A, splitting the double threads and working the needle up in between. Following the red arrows, bring the needle and yarn up and around, moving UNDER the double thread. Do not pull the yarn tight, a loose tension is required. Once the needle and yarn have been brought to the left side of the vertical double thread, continue following the red arrow down. At this point, bring the needle down at A, again, splitting the double threads and working the needle down in between the double threads. Now, continue on to Diagram 2...
Soumak Stitch (Diagram 2):
Beginning where we left off at the A soumak stitch, work the B soumak stitch in the same manner. Follow the red arrows in the above diagram, working each consecutive stitch UNDER the bottom of the previous stitch. Remember to split the double threads and work the needle up in between at the beginning of each stitch. Also, do not pull the yarn tight, a loose tension is required. Now, continue on to Diagram 3...
Soumak Stitch (Diagram 3):
This diagram illustrates how three rows of the soumak stitch should look when complete.