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Old 02-01-2008, 09:57 AM   #5
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Oh the mitered square is easy! After you know how many sts to cast
on for the size of block you want, for a mitered square you will cast
on double that. So in the example above it was 54 sts for a 12" square so to make a mitered square I would cast on 108. Then, what I find easiest when doing them, place a marker at the halfway
Row 1: Knit all the way across.
Row 2: Knit to two sts before marker, ssk, slip marker, knit 2 together, knit remaining sts.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until there are 4 stitches left and you are
ready to do another decrease row (row 2). SSK, k2tog-2 stitches
left. Next row K2tog and finish off (pull yarn tail through remaining
stitch to finish).

When you start the cast on edge is flat like ____, after knitting for a bit and doing the decreases the cast on edge will start to look like
this \__ and when you are done the cast on edge will be like this
|__ .

Google Mitered squares in knitting or domino knitting and you
will find tons of info on it!

This is a great square to get practice using the left leaning ssk and
right leaning k2tog decreases

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