Monday, July 14, 2008

Mitered baby squares

Mitered baby squares, originally uploaded by samjoepics.

Yes, it's yet another blanket. ;)

I have a pile of Corntastic yarn leftover from the first baby blanket and since 2 of my friends are having babies in August, I decided it was about time I whipped something together for the 2nd baby.

Plus I've been dying to have a go at the mitered square blanket since I first saw one. They are soo pretty. This blanket won't be all pastels. They just happen to be the colours I started with.

General directions are:
  • Cast on 40 (placing a stitch marker between the first 20 and last 20 stitches - this is where you'll make the decreases).
  • Row 1: Knit all stitches
  • Row 2: Knit to 2 stitches before the marker, K2tog, slip marker, SSK, knit to end
  • Change colors after every row 2
  • Repeat rows 1 and 2 until the last 2 stitches - K2tog and draw yarn though final loop. Weave in ends.

I'm excited to see how this will turn out. (Although I'm not excited about the prospect of sewing up all the squares.)


Bea said...

This is going to be really really pretty!

sweetp said...

Lovely! Ive always wondered how to do mitered squares...just never got around to looking up to see how they were done thanks!

amanda said...

See I knew you weren't done with the blankets from my friend activity on Ravelry! You've stacked a few up in your favourites this week! This one is lovely though. Now let's see how much enthusiasm you have left come sewing up time. :D

Luni said...

Those are very cute. Thanks for the instructions.

Corwink said...

You are a knitting maniac! Please bring that energy over here and work on some of my stuff.

StarSpry said...

It's so cute! I love the look of mitered squares :)

tiennie said...

The hexagons and the miters are so pretty! Wonderful work!

5elementknitr said...

Those squares are really pretty. You have such a great eye for color, Sam!

I wouldn't sew them together, I'd just crochet them together - but I'm lazy like that!