Today's stitch and stitched sample may look very familiar to you. It's a cute stitch that happened to be in the background of a recent post.
I named it Skinny Byzantine because if you stitched all the stitches over two rows, it would be a small Byzantine stitch. That is also a guide to how the stitches match in subsequent diagonal columns. All stitches over two rows are aligned on the diagonal as well as the stitches over one row.
The stitched sample uses two plies of silk floss on a Rebecca Woods stocking (18-mesh). I would love, love, love to see this as a tiny body of water with Petite Silk Lame or a lightweight Kreinik. It would also make a lovely cloud with silk floss or silk perle. In addition to walls (as illustrated on the stitched sample), other architectural elements that it would be great for include pathways or roofs.
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!
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!