Knitting for home Mitered square blanket knitting pattern free

Mitered square blanket knitting pattern free

Mitered square blanket knitting pattern free



Measurements: Width - 109 cm; length - 127.5 cm

Yarn

Colour Key - A Square

4 balls 50gm Soho Summer DK Cotton 250 Fog - Col A

3 balls 50gm Alpaca Silk Georgette 756 Pearl - Col B

4 balls 50gm Soho Summer DK Cotton 235 Oyster - Col C

Colour Key - B Square

4 balls Soho Summer DK Cotton 227 Putty - Col A

3 balls Alpaca Silk Georgette 757 Peony - Col B

4 balls Soho Summer DK Cotton 235 Oyster - Col C

Needles and tools

5.50 mm knitting needles

Special abbreviations

yf (yarn forward): Bring yarn forward, and knit stitch.

Tension

16 sts by 32 Rows working in the pattern and three yarns given on 5.50mm needles to 10 cm

GETTING STARTED

Colour Repeat sequence

Row 1 Col A

Row 2 Col B

Row 3 Col C

Repeat these three colours throughout.

PATTERN NOTES

The diagonal line on each square is called a miter.

This is created by decreasing one stitch in the centre of each row. A marker is placed after each decrease to eliminate the need to keep count. The number of stitches either side of the marker are even in every alternate row and uneven in every other row. This is correct and results in a neat diagonal centred miter.

After knitting the first square, each subsequent square is started by picking up stitches along the edge of the previous square until a column of squares is formed. This is repeated until there are five columns which are then sewn together to form the blanket.

CONTRAST YARNS

Once three shades have been introduced, these strands may be picked up to continue knitting with in subsequent rows, rather than joining a new strand with each colour change.

 The pattern is designed so that the required colour is always available at the beginning edge. Using existing strands avoids having many ends to darn in on project completion.

WORKING PATTERN

BLANKET

Make first square using Colour key A throughout. Cast on 70.

Row 1: K34, k2tog, place marker, k to end.

Row 2: K to marker, remove marker, k2tog, place marker, k to end.

Row 3: As row 2

Row 4: K1, *yf, k1, rep from * to marker, remove marker, yfrn, k2tog, place marker, cont in patt to last k1.

Row 5: Knit across row, dropping yf stitches off needle as you go, work to marker, remove marker, keeping patt correct, k2tog, place marker, cont in patt to last k1.

Row 6: As row 2.

Row 7: As row 2 Cont on rows 4 to 7 until 3 stitches remain (67 rows).

Row 68: Knit 3 tog, 1 st remains. At this point the first square should measure, 21.8 cm wide and 21.25 long.

Make second square using colour key B throughout, and using the one remaining st from the first square as the first stitch for the second square. Keeping cast on tail at bottom right hand corner, pick up and knit 34 sts evenly along top edge of work (35sts in all). Turn work and cast on a further 35sts (70 sts in all). Repeat Rows 1 to 68. Continue in this way, alternating colour sequences until 6 squares together form the first strip of the blanket.

Cast off last stitch.

The first strip should measure 21.8cm wide and 27.5cm long.

Make a further 4 strips (5 strips in all).

MAKING UP

Sew together strips using edge to edge stitch to complete blanket.