Once you get the hang of them, the are really easy and a lot of fun. Since they tend to be small, mitered squares are a portable project. What makes a mitered square so unique is that you cast on the number of stitches for the sides and then decrease stitches in the middle (that's what creates that interesting ridge in the square as you can see from the photo below) until there are no more stitches remaining. Voile! Square completed.
Try a sample square before jumping in! Here's a link to a sample square pattern.
Knit One, Crochet Too's Painted Diamonds Bag Pattern
This one was spotted at the TNNA Spring Show in San Diego, CA. We love it because it was knit out of an earthy-toned color palette (Paintbox color: Brook Trout), very pretty and wearable.
Only 4 balls needed to make this project!
Shop Knit One, Crochet Too's Paintbox Yarn
A FREE Pattern - Knitting at Knoon's Mitered Afghan
Our favorite self-striping yarns for this project:
- Plymouth's cotton/silk blend Kudo Yarn
- Knit One, Crochet Too's wool PaintBox Yarn
- Plymouth's wool/silk blend Mushishi Yarn
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