This square is guaranteed to come out the right size, because it starts from the corner and grows outward.
Materials and Tools
- Any yarn, in any combination of colours (if yarn is very thin, use two strands together)
- One pair of needles appropriately sized for your yarn
- One stitch marker (or small piece of contrasting yarn)
To make the Mitre Square, cast on 3 stitches.
Row 1: K2, place the marker stitch (or contrasting yarn tied so this can be slipped across needles), increase 1, knit last stitch.
Row 2: Knit to stitch marker, slip marker onto needle, increase stitch, knit to end.
Row 3: Knit to stitch marker, slip marker onto needle, increase stitch, knit to end.
Next row: Repeat this until work measures 8” (20cm).
A very easy way to measure your work is to knit to the marker stitch and then lay down your work as shown. This will also help to show you that your work will finish up as a square.
Cast off, leaving a 20” (50cm) tail which is used for sewing the squares together.
Weave in all yarn ends.
Leave a 20” (50cm) tail, used for sewing the squares together. Butterfly the tail to the square.
How to “butterfly the tail”
Use contrasting yarn and follow these directions:
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