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Joining a Second Mitred Square

by Linda

Mitred knitting, mitered knitting, domino knitting, modular knitting - all variations on a theme.

Here are the procedures I followed to join my second square. These instructions will show you how to join a second basic mitred garter stitch square in two colours to the first. (See Basic Mitred Square to see how to create the first square.)

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

Joining a Second Mitred Square in Garter Stitch

As for the first square, you'll again work back and forth on two needles. The second square will be joined to the first along one side.
  1. You will already have the last st from your first 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. Cast on an additional new 21 sts - 42 sts on the ndl.
  3. Wrong side - k2tog, k38, k2tog - 40 sts on ndl.
  4. Continue with instructions for the Basic Mitred Square from Step 3 - Right side (where you k18, k2tog, k2tog, k18).
  5. 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, and so on.

If you continue working the instructions above, you will end up with a strip of diamonds joined together, starting from the lower right and ending at the upper left, when viewed from the right side (see below). Oriented this way, the stripes of different colours will look like Vs, and the squares will look like diamonds (pointed at the top, bottom and sides).

A4
  A3
    A2
      A1

If you turn your strip onto its long side, you'll have a long thin rectangle of squares (flat edges on top, bottom and sides). The stripes will look like backwards L's on each square.

A4 A3 A2 A1
If you turn your strip onto it's short side, you'll again have a long thin rectangle of squares, but the stripes will look like proper L's.
A4
A3
A2
A1

Obviously, I'm not covering all possible layouts of the strip, but suffice it to say that once you've made 3 or 4 mitred squares in a row, you should look at your work from different perspectives to see which pleases you most, and / or which suits your project best.

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