Reversed Miter Square – Mar 2018 Mish Mash CKAL

Reversed Miter Square

Gauge Swatch:

4st & 6 rows equal 1in in worsted weight yarn with a US 8 (5.00mm)

Materials:

  • Worsted weight yarn
  • US 8 5.00mm or needle to produce gauge.
  • 3 different color stitch markers

Notes:

  • Instead of doing a lace design I decided I would teach you a mitered square & get you used to increasing within the design.
  • You will be using a YO (yarn over) & a ktbl (knit through the back loop) in this design.
  • When you ktbl on the YO you are “closing” the hole so that it does not show up. By twisting the stitch it closes the hole.

Legend:

Instructions:

Cast on 3 stitches I used long tail {https://www.knittinghelp.com/video/play/long-tail-cast-on}, but feel free to use your own choice of cast on

Row 1 (RS): K1, YO, place marker, K1, YO, K1

Row 2 (WS): K1, K1 tbl, K1, slip marker, K1 tbl, K1

Row 3 (RS): Slip first stitch purlwise with yarn in front, pm, K to marker, YO, slip marker, K1, YO, K to last stitch, pm, with yarn in front slip the last stitch purlwise

Row 4 (WS): Knit first stitch through the back loop, K to 2 st before marker, K1 tbl, K1, slip marker, K1 tbl, K to end

From now on the first & last stitch will be treated as thus & no longer mentioned in the pattern:
RS: slip first stitch purlwise with yarn in front, complete pattern till last stitch. With yarn in front slip the last stitch purlwise.
WS: knit first stitch through the back loop, complete pattern till last stitch. Knit
the last stitch as you normally would knit a stitch.
This will create a smooth edge that you will use to join the squares later.

Repeat rows 3 & 4 until you have 9in down the side of the square. Then bind off using your choice of bind off. I normally use a basic knitting bind off {https://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/binding-off} the first video for a square like this. Just do your best to keep your tension even. The increases that you put down the middle will make that final corner, I promise. It will look wonky, but it will make the corner.

Side Note: stitch markers

Reversed Miter Square Stitch MarkerIf you will look at the photo to the right. I will explain my stitch marker placement.

On the right side of the photo you see the green marker. That tells me that this is the right side row which means I do the steps in my pattern for the right side row. Now if you will look at the left side you will see the orange marker. That one tells me that if I am working with that one on my right then I am working the wrong side stitches. These two makers are the same color & placement for each project I work. They never change.

In the middle you will see the pink marker. That tells me (for this project) that is where my yarn overs & knit through the back loops happen. I use any color but the green & orange for the markers in between the start & end. I have found this system to be wonderful & I never get lost in my knitting this way.