Today's stitch is an easy and quick stitch that offers an elegant and clean alternative for an open background.
I prefer the open centers, as the diagram illustrates. The horizontal accent adds a little something something. It is certainly not essential. It's also an opportunity to add contrasting thread, whether that is color, finish, or both.
If you are #teamfullcoverage, feel free to fill the centers with long vertical stitches. As with the accent, I encourage you to use a contrasting thread. The stitched Prescencia Finca Perle 12 with Kreinik Metallics Fine Braid (#8) on 18 mesh.
The height of each diamond makes this a uniquely large stitch. To get true mileage out of it, I recommend it for a background or another comparable tall space. It would work on a tall area, such as a coat or dress, the chest of a bird, or a tablecloth. Flip it 90 degrees on its side and it would work very well for a wide area, such as a tabletop or floor. Have fun with it.
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! Enjoy!