Since I’m trying to mimic woven stitches, I’m happy about this new reverse stitch
(shown on the top, with the “unreversed” one on the bottom):
The 1st picture shows the front of the test swatch and the second one shows the back.
You can see how they resemble each other, except that I’ve done the reverse stitch looser. Also there’s a mirror reflection that confuses things.
I’ve got some pictures of how to do it (below).
Once you get the hang of it (and have a pointy hook), it’s not too hard.
This picture shows the forward pass, before I’ve started the stitch (I’m right-handed):
You start by poking the hook through between the vertical bars from the back,
Then you twist the hook around and hook the front bar from the front:
Then you pull the front bar down,
push the hook through the resulting gap (which brings the other 2 horizontal bars to the front)
and reach the hook up to hook new yarn:
Then you pull the new yarn through the gap in the return chain and the space between the vertical bars, to form your loop:
Once you pull through a new loop, I would twist the hook a bit before starting the new stitch (or the last loop tends to fall off):
If you’re trying this, you’ll probably want to experiment a little to find the easiest way for you.
Peace and joy to the other stitch explorers out there! 🙂