Why do the single stitches always have to be in between stitches over two rows? I say pshaw!
The stitched sample is a small area of sky in Soie Perlee and Kreinik Metallics Fine Braid (#8) on 18-mesh. The inspiration for this stitch is the repeated pattern from my Ginabean stitch, technically a Reverse Mosaic. Something about that single stitch in the middle of stitches over two has been gnawing at me. Today’s stitch is one example of freeing the single stitches.
This stitch will make fabulous water with any lightweight metallic, such as Treasure Braid, Petite Silk Lame, Kreinik Fine or Very Fine Braids, Bijoux, etc. It will also serve any small roof or floor well with silk or cotton perle or wools. Consider using it for a mountainside or green field with overdyed silk floss. If you want to dress it up a little, add a single bead in between the pairs of stitches over two rows, or add another single stitch in a contrasting color.
This stitch diagram, along with all other #whimsicalwednesday and #smallspacesunday stitch diagrams, can also be found on a Pinterest board here.
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I hope you have the perfect spot for this stitch! Please enjoy! Happy #smallspacesunday!
A Note about Diagrams
I use color in diagrams to make them as clear as possible. The primary function of different colored lines is to illustrate a stitch sequence. For example, layering of colors demonstrates you add them in that order. They can also provide ideas on how to integrate additional threads (one line for each color). Or, you can use the same thread for all color lines. That's where I encourage you to use your imagination for the space you are stitching!