Mitered squares at work once again, this time, they are arranged to make a little baby sweater. The project squares are small, 2.5 square, making them a perfect take-a-long project.
Yarn: Approx 460 yards of worsted weight wool blend. Noro Taiyo in color 24was used in sample (2 full skeins and about 20 yards of third skein).
Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle, 2 small buttons (optional, you can sew the lapel down in place without the buttons).
Size: 3-6 months
k2tog=knit two stitches together
Miter Square Instructions
(Make 48). Each square is approx 2.5” square.
Get two stitch markers that are different color. Name one marker A and the other B.
Set your knitting loom to its largest setting. You want your slider all the way down to the edge. Count 12 pegs from the edge of the rail, place stitch Marker A on the peg. Then count 5 pegs from the slider and 7 pegs from the other rail; place stitch Marker B on the last peg on this rail.
Using the Yarn Over cast on, cast on 24 pegs. Start casting on at the peg with Marker B. (You can use any other cast on that provides a firm foundation. I do not recommend the ewrap cast on).
Working yarn will be located by Marker A.
Row 1: k10, k2tog, k2tog, k10
Row 2 and all even rows (to row 22): p
Row 3: k9, k2tog, k2tog, k9
Row 5: k8, k2tog, k2tog, k8
Row 7: k7, k2tog, k2tog, k7
Row 9: k6, k2tog, k2tog, k6
Row 11: k5, k2tog, k2tog, k5
Row 13: k4, k2tog, k2tog, k4
Row 15: k3, k2tog, k2tog, k3
Row 17: k2, k2tog, k2tog, k2
Row 19: k1, k2tog, k2tog, k1
Row 21: k2tog, k2tog
Row 23: k2tog
BO: Cut working yarn, leaving a 12 inch yarn tail. Ewrap peg with yarn tail, lift the bottom loop off. Then pull the tail through to create the BO.
Block all squares prior to seaming.
Using the garter stitch ridges, seam with the mattress stitch all the squares as shown in the diagram. The red lines show the midline of each of the mitered squares, the black line shows the front of the sweater-do not seam this area, leave it open.
The neckline squares: leave two squares unattached at the back neckline and also unattached to each other at the front of the neck. The squares at this area will be folded down and secured with an accent button so the square folds down at the front neckline.
After seaming the squares to each other. Seam the sides of the sweater closed. Seam the arm sleeve closed. Sew the buttons in place by folding down the front two middle squares, forming a small lapel. Secure the buttons down.
Weave all ends in. Block lightly if necessary.
Need extra help with the squares? We have a video demonstrating a mitered square over 24 pegs.