I found the stitch in 'Totsuka Embroidery Stitch Book 3 Arrangement' (戸塚刺しゅうステッチBOOK 3)
which is all about variations of the Chain Stitch.
There it goes under the name Figure-Eight Knot Stitch (8の字に糸をかけてとめる).
On a search online I have found a number of other stitches called Figure-Eight Stitch, among them is the Colonial Knot, and a most interesting knotted Running Stitch, that I might take up in another lesson.
Today I want to show you Madam Totsuka's Figure-Eight Knot Stitch as seen in the book above.
Should you recognize this stitch and have a name for it, please leave a comment.
I think it makes a very attractive detached stitch.
Sunday Stitch School Reference Chart
Scribble something on the Scribble Cloth.