Basic mitred square

Cast on 19 sts loosely using the knitting on method (see page 24).

Row I and every foil WS row K to last St. si I purlwise with yarn in front of the work (wyif).

Row 2 (RS) K8. si I -k2tog-psso, k7, si I pwise wyif. 17 sts. Row 4 K7. si I -k2tog-psso. k6, si I pwise wyif. 15 sts. Row 6 K6. si I -k2tog-psso. k5. si I pwise wyif. I 3 sts. Row 8 K5. si I -k2tog-psso, k4, si I pwise wyif. I I sts. Row 10 K4, sl I -k2tog-psso, k3, sl I pwise wyif. 9 sts. Row 12 K3, sl I -k2tog-psso, k2, sl I pwise wyif. 7 sts. Row 14 K2. sl I -k2tog-psso, kl, sl I pwise wyif. 5 sts. Row 16 KI. sl I -k2tog-psso, sl I pwise wyif. 3 sts.

Row 18 SI I -k2tog-psso. Cut yarn and thread through last st to fasten off. One square is completed. By slipping the last stitch of every row, a line of edge stitches is created along two sides of the square. These make it much easier to pick up stitches for the next square.

Second square

To work the next square, with the right-hand needle and right side of work facing, pick up and knit 9 sts along the side of the first square through both loops of the edge stitches, pick up I st at the corner then cast on 9 sts (using knitting on method). 19 sts. Complete as given for basic mitred square.

Third square

Cast on 9 sts, then pick up and knit 10 sts (I corner st and 9 other sts) along edge of first square through both loops of the edge stitches. Complete as given for basic mitred square.

Fourth square

With the right-hand needle, pick up and knit 9 sts along side of square three, pick up and knit I st at corner then pick up and knit 9 sts along side of second square. 19 sts. Complete as given for basic mitred square.

fourth square second square

Joined Mitered Square Knitting

third square first square fourth square second square third square first square

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