To work the Milanese Stitch, start near the lower right corner and bring your needle up at 1, across four intersections of canvas and down at 2. For stitch 3-4, work across three intersection, across two intersections for 5-6, and then just on intersection for 7-8. The stitch forms a triangle.
Continue working the triangles towards the upper left to complete a row. the next row is worked in the opposite direction, from upper left to lower right.
If you would like to add this stitch to your stitch journal, see step 3.