To knit mitered squares is actually very rewarding - besides that, it is a calming, creative process that leaves you with something to showcase!
What comes to your mind if you think of knitting seperate squares?
I can think of a few pro's and con's:-
Pro's of knitting squares
- the pattern is easy enough for beginner knitters and interesting enough for the more advanced knitters;
- you can use all your odd balls of yarn - warm does not have a color, right?
- you'll feel like an achiever once you have finished it!
- it is something you can do whilst watching TV or travelling, call it time well spent.
Con's of knitting squares
- lots of lose ends to weave in.....
- a baskets full of squares to stitch (or crochet) together...
- how do I finish off the border? That's something you'll need to decide anyways, so scratch it!
5 knit mitered square patterns
- The original pattern for the knit square was featured in the following post and includes a pdf download - Free Easy Knit Square Pattern to Make a Quick Throw. Image above - bottom left.
2. First Variation on the original pattern - Variation on Easy & Quick Knit Square. Furthermore, if you use bright, contrasting colors, the effect will be striking! Image above - Top left.
3. A delicate variation on the original knit mitered square, is a lacy effect - How to Knit Mitered Lace Square. This particular lace square can be used as a border or between the original squares. In a soft and thinner yarn, the lace square makes excellent shawls - Image above - Bottom right.
4. Second variation on the knit mitered squares is a stocking and garter stitch alternation every second rows. I reiterate the fact the I have not perfected a stocking stitch mitered square as yet. At the moment, it is mission impossible! If you know how, please let me in on your secret - Image above - Top right.
Now you can purchase the new E-book containing all the current mitred square patterns in one, easy pdf.
THIRD VARIATION ON THE KNIT MITERED SQUARE:
5. Another new variation on the original pattern is as follows:
Original pattern & First variation:
Take a look at the Image above:
The left square image was knit according to the original pattern, with a color change after the 22nd row (this will form a block within a block).
The color change in the right square image, was only done after the 30th row.
Do a color change after the 22nd or 30th row. You are free to add another color or use multi-colored yarn instead.
Second variation pattern:
Again, you can either knit the last 16/22 rows in garter stitch only or alternatively, add another color as well.
List of item needed for the knit mitered squares:
- Knitting Needles (I used 4mm, 6US, 8UK)
- Elle Gold Double Knit (DK) yarn / Light worsted yarn
- Stitch Markers
- Blunt Needles (stitching it together)
- The pattern/s
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I am by no means a traditional teacher - my aim is to give you wings.
By that I mean, take the pattern, and change it just the way you want it.
If you are happy with the results, create more, if not, adapt the pattern and see if you like it better.
You will never know, if you have not tried!
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