Nobuko is a diagonal stitch with stitches of alternating sizes, and it is a great option for background areas.
Nobuko Stitch Instructions & Diagram
The stitches, that alternate from short to long, go over one and over three canvas threads, respectively. This sequence is repeated for the entirety of the row, as shown in the diagram below:
Nobuko Stitch Video Tutorial
If you have doubts about what stitches to choose for your project - check our Tips to select Needlepoint Stitches or Our favourite Needlepoint Decorative Stitches. You can also draw inspiration from our Stitch Guides!
Happy stitching :)