I have always found them fascinating, especially when they are put together in a blanket configuration. I am currently working on a miter blanket and I wanted to show you all how to create this awesome squares.
What you will need:
Loom: Sock Loom 2. You can also use the AIO loom.
Yarn: Worsted weight yarn, approx 20-30 yards.
Notions: Knitting tool, 2 stitch markers of different color
Get two stitch markers that are different color. Name one marker A and the other B.
Set your knitting loom to its largest setting. You want your slider all the way down to the edge. Count 12 pegs from the edge of the rail, place stitch Marker A on the peg. Then count 5 pegs from the slider and 7 pegs from the other rail; place stitch Marker B on the last peg on this rail.
Using the Yarn Over cast on, cast on 24 pegs. Start casting on at the peg with Marker B. (You can use any other cast on that provides a firm foundation. I do not recommend the ewrap cast on).
Working yarn will be located by Marker A.
Row 1: k10, k2tog, k2tog, k10
Row 2 and all even rows (to row 22): p
Row 3: k9, k2tog, k2tog, k9
Row 5: k8, k2tog, k2tog, k8
Row 7: k7, k2tog, k2tog, k7
Row 9: k6, k2tog, k2tog, k6
Row 11: k5, k2tog, k2tog, k5
Row 13: k4, k2tog, k2tog, k4
Row 15: k3, k2tog, k2tog, k3
Row 17: k2, k2tog, k2tog, k2
Row 19: k1, k2tog, k2tog, k1
Row 21: k2tog, k2tog
Row 23: k2tog
BO: Cut working yarn, leaving a 6 inch tail. Ewrap peg with yarn tail, lift the bottom loop off. Then pull the tail through to create the BO.
Video coming soon!
2 thoughts on “Miter Squares”
This is really nice! I am a hand knitter and I have a bad thumb now and I always wanted to knit these but have not been able to do it. I’m going to try this. I’m wondering if you can “join as you go”?
Could instructions for the Yarn-Over Cast-On shown by Isela Phelps in her video of the Magic Mitered Squares be added to the How-To Basics instructions? I really like this cast-on, and would like to submit some patterns here using it, but I don’t want to explain it in every pattern.
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