Tuesday, March 14, 2017

ColourSpun In Stitches - Mitred Square

This is the most basic square used in modular knitting. Each square shape is knit by casting on an odd number of stitches then decreasing 2 stitches in the middle of every 2nd (wrong side) row until you run out of stitches.
The size of each square is determined by the number of stitches cast on (and/or picked up) in the beginning. This will always be an odd number of stitches as follows: X +1 + X.
Squares can be knit individually and then stitched together or knit onto each other by picking up X number of stitches and then casting on X + 1

You will need
Yarn of your choice – I used Regia Hand-dye Effect
Knitting needles to suit your yarn

c/on cast on
c/off cast off
st/s stitch/es
dec. Decrease – slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over
p/up pick up


Note Always knit the first stitch of every row through the back of the loop and slip the last stitch purl wise.

For this example X = 20

Row 1: C/on or p/up 41 sts
Row 2: (WS) Work 19 sts; dec.; work 19 sts - 39 sts
Row 3: Work straight
Row4: Work 18 sts; dec.; work 18 sts – 37 sts
Row 5: Work straight
Row6: Work 17 sts; dec.; work 17 sts – 35 sts
Continue pattern as set until 1 st remains, end off.

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