For anyone who has done the Pekinese Stitch,
today's stitch will be easy. You can guess why, when you hear the name - Double Pekinese Stitch.
I picked up this stitch from Pintangle.
Begin with a row of Back Stitch.
Then make another row parallel
Change to a contrasting thread.
Without biting any fabric
go under the second pair of
stitches, from top to bottom.
Then go under the first pair of
stitches, from bottom upward.
Third pair, downward, then
second pair, upward, and
Continue to the end of the line.
Depending on how much slack you give, the contrasting thread will be highly visible and stand out, or hardly be noticeable at all.
Here is also a good opportunity to play with unusual or 'difficult' thread.
Work the three samplers.