The stitch for today is in the eyelet group. There are some many uses for this stitch. My favorite is for clothing and things like table linen or curtain edgings.
The half-square eyelet is one that all even-numbered stitches share the center hole.
This eyelet can be easily enlarged by simply increasing the number of threads covered. For instance, instead of covering 4 threads increase the coverage to 6 threads. Don't forget to expand out each side as well.
For a light, lacey look use very fine thread - say one strand of Impressions, or one or two strands of Splendor Silk. If heavier coverage is desired, of course, use heavier thread.
Until next time, stitch with a smile!