I hate stitching ruts. And I am very guilty of falling into them. One of my go-to small space stitches is the Knit Stitch. Its first cousin is what is commonly known as the Kalem Stitch.
I need to remember to use the Kalem Stitch more often. I love the subtle directional element the Knit Stitch is unable to offer. The Kalem Stitch offers more definition to the knit look due to the over-two-row stitch. The stitched sample is Glisten on 13 mesh for an adorable scarf. (Side note: I can't wait for the new Glisten colors.) This stitch lends itself best to clothing, but consider using it for baskets, small greenery, and perhaps a small animal or two.
This stitch diagram, along with all other #whimsicalwednesday and #smallspacesunday stitch diagrams, can also be found on a Pinterest board here.
If you like what you see on this blog, want to learn some very creative decorative stitches, and how to put them all together, whimsicalstitch.com sells stitch guides and stitch concepts for Melissa Shirley Designs, Zecca Designs, and Patience Brewster. 47 guides are currently available and more are in the works!
I hope you have the perfect spot for this stitch! Enjoy!