How to knit a basic mitered square pattern

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How to knit a basic mitered square pattern
Knitting mitred squares is a good idea for using left over yarn. (Jupiterimages/Polka Dot/Getty Images)

Knitted mitred squares are interesting on their own, but they work well as parts of larger projects such as afghans, baby blankets and scarves. The pattern is deceptively easy and done in garter stitch - knit every stitch, but it can be done in stockinet. You will need to know how to cast on, knit, decrease - knit 2 together, and bind off to complete this pattern.

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Things you need

  • Yarn/wool
  • Knitting needles
  • Scissors
  • Blunt large-eye needle

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  1. 1

    Cast on 48 stitches.

  2. 2

    Knit 22 stitches, knit 2 together twice and knit 22 stitches for the first row.

  3. 3

    Knit across the second and every even row.

  4. 4

    Knit 21, knit 2 together twice, knit 21 for the third row. Knit 20, knit 2 together twice, knit 20 for the fifth row. Continue on this pattern until you have 4 stitches (43 rows).

  5. 5

    Knit across the 44th row, knit 2 together twice for the 45th row. Slip one, knit one and pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch (PSSO). Fasten off and weave in loose ends.

Tips and warnings

  • Add stripes to the pattern by changing colours over six rows, or to your choosing.

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