On the request of a student, we are today changing to another subject, Biology, and will study grains.
We will cling on to Geography in a sense, and also branch into Geology and Languages.
Today's stitch is called Granitos.
Many sources claim it stands for little grain in Spanish. My online dictionary, though, says grain is called grano in Spanish, and granito means granit. Could it mean a grain of granit = sand?
I'd welcome feedback from any reader with knowledge of Spanish, or the origin of the name.
The only name I have found for this stitch in Japan is the 'Japanglish' プレーンナットステッチ, Plain Knot Stitch. This is totally incorrect as there is not one single knot involved, plain or (k)not!
Updated: Point de Granitos or Point de Petits Grains are the French names. Thank you Mattia.
On my Aida sampler the Granitos look like this:
Work it like this:
An odd number of straight stitches are worked between the same two holes.
Make one straight stitch,
place the second on the left,
and so on
Annet has a nifty way to tame the thread.
Use this stitch creatively. Remember this lesson is Biology!