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Learn How to Knit a Colorful Striped Mitered Square

Learn How to Knit a Colorful Striped Mitered Square

Inside: Get the needle knit striped mitered square pattern plus tutorial video below.

This 2 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.

Finished Striped MItered Square in blue and green

Striped Mitered Square Pattern

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

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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.

Striped Mitered Square closeup


With A, cast on 76 sts.

Row 1 (WS): K 38, pm, k38.

Row 2: (RS): With B, k to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, slip marker, ssk, k to end of row.
Row 3: K all.
Row 4: With A, k to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, slip marker, ssk, k to end of row.
Row 5: K all. 

Rep. Rows 2-5 until 4 sts rem ending on either a Row 3 or a Row 5

Row 6: With contrast color, k2tog, ssk.

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

I’ve also got a solid mitered square pattern that looks great with self-striping yarn if you don’t like changing colors:

Needle Knit Solid Mitered Square

needle knit striped mitered square pin image

Striped Mitered Square Tutorial Videos

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Right Handed

Left Handed

So grab your yarn and start making your own Striped Mitered Square today! Be sure to share on social media and tag me so I can see your project.

Kim mcconnell

Tuesday 14th of June 2022

Working on different mitered patterns

Kim mcconnell

Tuesday 14th of June 2022

Trying to see what patterns you have in the mit


Friday 18th of March 2022

New to knitting and love this. Instruction video is a great help. Thanks for sharing.