I ❤ embroidery . . . Portuguese Knotted Stem Stitch Video Tutorial~ A great stitch for outlining, especially when you want a little heavier line with some texture to it. The stitch is made up of the stem stitch with little knots along the line, making the line look a little scalloped on one side. This stitch is especially suitable to Mountmellick Embroidery, and can be used equally well in Jacobean work or crewel embroidery.