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Teri, are you sure of the figure number? Figures in the Encyclopedia of Needlework only go up to 890. If you could take a picture or screenshot, too, that would help.
Ah! I got it! It's Fig 723 in my version (also without a publishing date, which I downloaded from Project Gutenberg) and 723 in the online version. Unfortunately I don't know a name for that one.
I also have not heard of any name for that specific stitch. A lot of needlelace stitches don't have proper names. Maybe we should start referring to them as numbers from the online version Karen linked to. There are so many stitches, and so many lace languages.
In my version of the encyclopaedia those pictures are (page 558) figures 945, and 946.
I think they might be variations on the Point de Brabaçon - Hills & Gibson p 22/23.
Yes Liz I think I agree with you as fig 894 in encyclopaedia of Needlework looks to be a variation of Point de Brabacon. I have now looked in all my needlelace books and not found it. It is a pretty stitch though.
It's nice to know that it looks good over a wide area. Sometimes it's difficult to imagine what the effect will be on a large scale when the instructions only show a small box!