This is a lovely stitch introduced by SharonB on this TAST 2014 challenge. I have started working on this sampler.
1.First row is the basic looped cretan stitch, the second row is a long and narrow version of the stitch and the third row is the wide version of the stitch
2.Small stitches are worked through the fabric in the first row. The stitches are worked closely in the second row, I like this. The loops are worked at right angles to the cretan stitches in the third row.