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Joining a Mitred Square on 2 Sides

by Linda

This is my third document on mitred knitting, mitered knitting, domino knitting, modular knitting - whichever name you wish to use.

Here are the procedures I followed to join a square on two sides. These instructions will show you how to join a third (or later) basic mitred garter stitch square in two colours to the first and second which are placed side by side horizontally and appear to be joined together only at the rightmost and leftmost points, respectively. (See Basic Mitred Square to see how to create these two first squares - keep them separate!)

I used sport weight cotton yarn on 2.50 mm needles, and this diamond also turned out to be about 4 inches (10 cm) across the diagonal (from point to opposite point).

Joining a Mitred Square on 2 Sides

As for the other squares, you'll work back and forth on two needles. This square will be joined to the other two first along along the upper left most side of the right most square, then along the top right most side of the left most square.

Be sure to orient your first two squares as diamonds (with a point facing down, not a flat edge), and be sure the stripes look like Vs (not arrows pointing left, right, or upwards).

  1. You will already have the last st from your first, right most square on the needles. Continuing With MC (main colour), pick up and knit 20 more sts along upper left edge of your diamond - 21 sts altogether.
  2. Now, switching to the upper right most side of your other square (the one on the left), pick up and knit 21 sts along that side. You now that 42 sts altogether on the ndls.
  3. Orientation check: You should have two squares hanging below your needle - the leftmost with the stripes appearing as a reverse L and the rightmost stripes appearing as a correct L. Turn.
  4. Wrong side - k2tog, k38, k2tog - 40 sts on ndl.
  5. Continue with instructions for the Basic Mitred Square from Step 3 - Right side (where you k18, k2tog, k2tog, k18).
  6. Finish off the square based on whether it's the last in your strip, or whether you intend to attach a third, fourth, etc square.

Orientation Charts:

In the charts below, A1 is the first mitred square (diamond), A2 the second which holds your first st noted in step 1 above. A3 is the diamong just completed.

Ready to pick up sts:

A1 A2 
Once third square (diamond) is complete:
  A3
A1  A2
You should have one diamond snuggled in at top between your first two diamonds. All will have stripes that look like Vs.
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