One of the stitches that really adds an interesting texture to a project is the loop stitch.
The loop stitch is easy to make ones you get the hang of it – it takes a bit of practice to make them all the same length. 
I explored it briefly last year, making a capelet and warmers, and this year I do hope to use it for some other projects as well. I am thinking a vest maybe and a bag. I’d really love to try that.