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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

How To Knit A Mitered Square

Not only are mitered squares good for pretty corners, they can stand on their own as a decorative element and really look good when you incorporate a second colour or stripes, the angle of the rows stands out much better.
To create a mitered square you will need to cast-on double the number of stitches you want one side of your square to be plus one stitch. For my square as I want an 8 inch square I am using DK yarn and 4mm needles I cast-on 81 sts.
Row 1: knit
Row 2: decrease row: k39, sl1pwise, k2tog, psso, k39

Row 3: knit
Row 4: dec row: k38, sl1pwise , k2tog, psso, k38
Row 5: knit

Row 6: dec row: k37, sl1 pwise, k2tog, psso, k37 continue in this manner until you have 3 sts left on needle.
sl1, k2tog, psso Cut yarn and pull through last stitch on needle & tie off. You now have a mitered square.
 There are endless opportunities for creativity through the use of yarns in a variety of colors and textures. You can also change your stitch pattern for different looks.