A stitch with a little something extra: Hesitation Stitch

Diagonal Scotch Stitch is one of our go to stitches at KC Needlepoint. It's one of the first stitches we try to teach to new stitchers who are trying out decorative stitches for the first time. This is because it is easy to compensate and looks great on most areas of the canvas. 

Diagonal Scotch Stitch is made up of a stitch diagonally over one (a Tent Stitch), a stitch over two, over three, and back over two. Then you repeat the process again. You will see that it starts to make a diagonal line of continuous squares in the canvas. Take a look at the diagram below for more information. 


If you're a fan of Diagonal Scotch Stitch, you'll love today's featured stitch: The Hesitation Stitch. It's very similar to Diagonal Scotch Stitch, however we will be using two different threads. Wherever you see a Tent Stitch in the canvas (diagrammed in blue below), use a sparkly thread. We are big fans of Silk Lamé Braid or Neon Rays Plus for this. The addition of the second thread just gives the stitch a little something extra special! It's a very fun texture. 

Try Hesitation Stitch out for a night sky with stars or for snow on your next project. It's also great for anywhere you want a fun diagonal texture. 

To try this stitch out on a canvas, shop our newest kit: A day at the beach. It's the perfect summer project. Click here to shop. 

August 12, 2021 — KC Needlepoint