After I wrote last night’s post I decided to have a go at knitting the mitred squares on the Knitmaster 4500. Here’s my first attempt:
I put one needle into holding position at the end opposite the carriage then knitted two rows. I did this until there was only one needle left in working position then reversed the process until all the needles were back in working position. As it was just a test I only knitted it in one colour and over 20 stitches but as you can see it’s nearly square so I was on the right track.
Here’s my second attempt:
Here’s my third attempt:
I’m hoping to use up some more of my leftovers by knitting these squares and sewing them together into a blanket. The squares I make will be bigger than these test squares, so I’ll be casting on 40 stitches for each one. I hope it works. I Googled ‘mitred squares’ and found a few photos of finished rugs and blankets which have inspired me even more to make one of my own. I have no idea when I’m going to knit it – maybe it can be an on going project where I knit a square or two when I’ve got nothing else to do.
Talk to you later,