November 13, 2020

Bring on the Color with the Bold Striped Mitered Square!

Inside: The Bold Striped Mitered Square needle knit pattern with related video tutorials.

Since I’ve gone a little (okay, a LOT) mitered square crazy I discovered that you can play with the colors and have loads of fun.

My latest project takes your typical pinstriped mitered square and changes it up to use wide bands of bold color. The stripes gradually get narrower as you work toward the tip of the square.

I made mine with 8 color changes, but you can easily adjust this pattern to more of fewer stripes.

Design Tip: Half the number of stitches you cast on for your square will be the same as the number of garter ridges in your square.

I love how the wide stripes stand out better than the skinny stripes you see when you change color on every ridge.

bold striped mitered square

For more needle knit mitered square patterns and techniques check out these blog posts:
Solid Color
Two Color Pinstripe
Mitered Square Baby Blanket & Lovey
C2C Mock Mitered Square
How to Seam Mitered Squares
How to Seam Stripes in Garter Stitch

Bold Striped Mitered Square

by Kristen Mangus


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Medium weight (#4) Red Heart Chic Sheep (100g / 3.5oz, 170 m / 186 yards)
Contrast A – Color Green Tea used in sample.
Contrast B – Color Poolside used in sample.

US 8 – 5mm
Knitters Pride Dreamz Interchangeable used in sample.

Stitch marker(s)
Tapestry needle

Approx. = Approximately
CDD Central double decrease
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit 2 together
Rem = Remain(ing)
Rep = Repeat
RS = Right side
Ssk = Slip, slip, knit
St(s) = Stitch(es)
WS = Wrong side

New to knitting? I’ve got a How to Knit Beginner Video Series to teach you ALL the basics.

green and blue mitered square with knitting needles

19 sts x 40 rows in 4” in garter stitch


8” x 8” (20.3 x 20.3 cm)


This pattern is adjustable to any size square using any weight yarn.  Be sure to cast on an even number.

Design Tip:  If you want to plan a specific design using various width stripes use the following guideline.  The number of sts you cast on ONE side of the square equals the number of garter ridges in your square.  A garter ridge is created by knitting Rows 1-2 of this pattern.


With A, cast on 76 sts.

Foundation Row (WS): K 38, pm, k38.

Row 1 (RS): K to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, slip marker, ssk, k to end of row.
Row 2: K all.

Rep. Rows 1-2 4 more times with A. 
With B, rep Rows 1-2 6 times.
With A, rep Rows 1-2 5 times.
With B, rep Rows 1-2 5 times.
With A, rep Rows 1-2 4 times.
With B, rep Rows 1-2 4 times.
With A, rep Rows 1-2 3 times.
With B, rep Rows 1-2 3 times. (4 sts rem)

With A, k2tog, ssk.

Break yarn and pull tail through last 2 sts. Weave in ends. 

bold striped mitered square pin image

Tutorials to help you knit the Bold Stripes Mitered Square

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This pattern does not have a dedicated tutorial, however the video tutorial below teaches you everything you need to be able to make this pattern.

Skills taught in this tutorial:

  • How to begin your mitered square
  • How to decrease (k2tog and ssk) in the middle of the row
  • How to change colors (including carrying the unused color up the edge of your work)
  • How to finish your mitered square

Right handed

Left handed

Check out my other mitered square patterns and techniques. You can mix and match them to create a colorful blanket!
Solid Color
Two Color Pinstripe
Mitered Square Baby Blanket & Lovey
C2C Mock Mitered Square
How to Seam Mitered Squares
How to Seam Stripes in Garter Stitch

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Kristen Mangus
About Kristen Mangus
Kristen is a multi-talented entrepreneur with a heart as big as Texas. She is the owner of GoodKnit Kisses whose mission is to inspire, encourage and empower people through education and design. She’s built a large and loyal online community of followers by sharing her personal passion for loom knitting, needle knitting, crochet and all things creative through YouTube tutorials, Facebook live broadcasts, blogs and pattern design. Her vision is to leave an inspired crafting world for future generations that continues to teach and reach others. She and her husband, John, have three amazing kids.

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