They’ll think you spent hours changing colors—only you will know this wonderful yarn did a lot of the work.
Approx 45 x 55 inches
• Worsted weight (95% wool/ 5% silk; 99 yds/50g per ball): 24 balls variegated • Size 8 (5mm) needles or size needed
to obtain gauge • Size 9 (5.5mm) needles • Size G/6 (4mm) crochet hook (optional) • Stitch marker
14 sts = 4 inches/10cm in pat with
smaller needles. To save time, take time to check gauge.
Central Double Decrease (CDD): Slip next 2 sts as if to k2tog, k1, p2sso.
The figures show squares in 2 colors for ease of description. Only 1 yarn is used in the afghan. Figure 4 shows only 9 rows; there are a total of 21 rows of squares in the afghan.
Basic Mitered Square
With larger needle, very loosely cast on
29 sts. Change to smaller needles. Row 1 (WS): Knit. Row 2 (RS): K13, CDD, k13. Row 3: Purl. Row 4: K12, CDD, k12. Row 5: Knit to center st (k12), purl
center st, knit to end of row (k12). Row 6: K11, CDD, k11. Row 7: Purl. Row 8: K10, CDD, k10. Row 9: K10, purl center st, k10. Row 10: K9, CDD, k9. Row 11: Purl. Row 12: K8, CDD, k8. Row 13: K8, purl center st, k8. Row 14: K7, CDD, k7. Row 15: Purl. Row 16: K6, CDD, k6. Row 17: K6, purl center st, k6. Row 18: K5, CDD, k5. Row 19: Purl. Row 20: K4, CDD, k4. Row 21: K4, purl center st, k4. Row 22: K3, CDD, k3. Row 23: Purl. Row 24: K2, CDD, k2. Row 25: K2, purl center st, k2. Row 26: K1, CDD, k1. Row 27: Purl. Row 28: CDD. Pull yarn through rem st;
fasten off. Rep Rows 1–28 for each square.
First Row Work 9 basic mitered squares; when 9 squares are completed, lay 2 squares side by side (Figure 1). These first-row squares are shown in blue. 2nd Row Beg at RH edge with RS facing, work next row of 8 squares (shown in red). Referring to Figures 1 and 2, pick up and knit 14 sts on downward sloping right edge of first square, 1 st at lower point, and 14 sts along upward sloping left edge of 2nd square.