April 3, 2021

Needle Knit a Graduated Pinstripes Mitered Square

Inside: Graduated Pinstripes Mitered Square pattern instructions and tutorial videos.

This two color striped pattern showcases the unique design of the mitered square.  The eye-catching stripes highlight the directional change of the row.  The mitered square is knit by casting on two sides of the square then working a series of decreases in the middle of the row.  The squares are beautiful alone or combined to create colorful blankets or ponchos.

graduated pinstripe mitered square

Graduated Pinstripe Mitered Square

by Kristen Mangus

A downloadable PDF of this pattern is available in my Etsy store and from Ravelry at the links below:


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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 straight or circular needle
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

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.

graduated pinstripe mitered square


With A, cast on 76 sts.

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

Attach B.

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

Row 2: K all.

With A, rep Rows 1-2.

With B, rep Rows 1-2 2 times.

With A, rep Rows 1-2.

With B, rep Rows 1-2 3 times.

With A, rep Rows 1-2.

With B, rep Rows 1-2 4 times.

With A, rep Rows 1-2.

With B, rep Rows 1-2 5 times.

With A, rep Rows 1-2.

With B, rep Rows 1-2.

With A, rep Rows 1-2 2 times.

With B, rep Rows 1-2.

With A, rep Rows 1-2 3 times.

With B, rep Rows 1-2.

With A, rep Rows 1-2 4 times.

With B, rep Rows 1-2.

With A, rep Rows 1-2 3 times.

With B, rep Rows 1-2.

With A, k2tog, ssk.

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

Check out my other needle knit mitered square designs:
Traditional Mitered Square
Striped Mitered Square
Wide Striped Mitered Square
C2C Mock Mitered Square
C2C Striped Mock Mitered Square
Mitered Square Baby Blanket and Lovey


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Graduated Pinstripes Mitered Square Video Tutorial

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The following tutorial videos are for a basic striped mitered square.  They show all the skills you need to complete this project successfully including cast on, decreases, color changes and bind off.  The pattern instructions below detail how many rows of each color you need.

Right handed

Left handed

Be sure to follow all the How to Knit for Complete Beginners Lessons.

  1. How to Knit – Garter Stitch for Complete Beginners includes Basic Garter Scarf pattern
  2. How to Knit – Purl stitch for Stockinette
  3. How to Knit – Stockinette with Garter Border includes Basic Bordered Dishcloth pattern
  4. How to Knit – Ribbing 1×1 and 2×2 includes Easy Ribbed Headband pattern
  5. How to Knit – Seed Stitch for Beginners includes Seed Stitch Washcloth pattern
  6. How to Knit – Moss Stitch for Beginners includes Moss Stitch Washcloth pattern
  7. How to Knit – Basketweave Stitch for Beginners includes Basketweave Cowl pattern
  8. How to Knit – Knitting in the Round includes Moss Cowl pattern.
  9. How to Knit – 5 Cast Ons for Beginners
  10. How to Knit – 4 Increases includes Grandma’s Favorite Dishcloth pattern
  11. How to Knit – 5 Decreases includes Grandma’s Favorite Dishcloth pattern
  12. How to Knit – Slip Stitches (Coming April 24!)

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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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