Inside: Knit Mitered Square pattern with tutorial video.
Which way does it go?
Mitered squares looks unique because the row changes direction in the middle. This eye-catching design is most noticeable when you use stripes, but a solid mitered square has it’s place in the knitter’s toolbox too.
This classic knit mitered square pattern creates a perfect square without having to calculate stitch or row gauge. Why knit a swatch if you don’t have to?
You can use the same pattern for any yarn or needle size and always create a perfect square.
The best part of the knit mitered square pattern? It’s easy enough for a beginner knitter to master.
Knit a mitered square by casting on two sides of the square then working a series of decreases in the middle of the row. Those central decreases cause the stitches on either to lean toward the center. This creates the visual turn each row takes from horizontal to vertical.
Mitered squares make great washcloths or baby lovies on their own. I love combining them into a larger project. Dozens of small squares make a beautiful colorblock blanket or poncho.
After you knit your first square you’re going to have hard time stopping!
Traditional Knit Mitered Square Pattern
By Kristen Mangus
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Medium weight (#4) Red Heart Chic Sheep (100g / 3.5oz, 170 m / 186 yards)
Color Green Tea used in sample.
US 8 – 5mm
Knitters Pride Dreamz Interchangeable used in sample.
Approx. = Approximately
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit 2 together
Pm = Place marker
Rem = Remain(ing)
Rep = Repeat
RS = Right side
Ssk = Slip, slip, knit
St(s) = Stitch(es)
WS = Wrong side
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19 sts x 40 rows in 4” in garter stitch
SKILL LEVEL Easy
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.
Cast on 76 sts.
Row 1 (WS): K 38, pm, k38.
Row 2: (RS): K to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, slip marker, ssk, k to end of row.
Row 3: K all.
Rep Rows 2-3 until 4 sts rem.
Row 4: K2tog, ssk.
Break yarn and pull tail through last 2 sts. Weave in ends.