...faster than you could say "Am I bored?" and raced to find my needle case.
I found the stitch in this.
Published in 1967.
Ta-Da. It really does resemble cross-stitch. While I was conducting my experiment in DK weight yarn my mind was wandering to what uses could this be put to, and all I could think of was a cute little girls knit dress, with this at the top instead of smocking.
Then I had to try it with fingering weight sock yard. Men's tie. Yup. That's all I could come up with. A flat edged 1960's skinny, MAD MED style tie.
The stitch really leads to a strong desire for extremely pointy needles....