Mitred Square Scarf

I’ve been so much fun using up leftover sock yarn from my stash. I’ve combined mitred squares and stripes in this beautiful elegant Mitred Square Scarf.

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It has been interesting playing with my stash of leftover sock yarn in an analogous colour scheme from blues to purples with sparks of green and pink. I adore these cool colours together. It gives a wonderful feeling of an Impressionistic painting with the subtle movement of colour.

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I love playing with stripes within the squares in the scarf. I wanted the yarn colours to interact with one another in a pleasing way. But I didn’t want the squares to be solid blocks of colour. This is my favourite selection of colours and the purples, pinks, blues, teals and greens work well with colours in my wardrobe. I think it would also be gorgeous in Autumn colours of green, red, orange, gold and plum.

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I knit a variety of sizes of mitred squares in large 72 stitch squares, medium 48 stitch squares, and small 24 stitch squares.

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To create the stripes I used several different sock yarns in each square. The small squares usually had 2 0r 3 yarns. The medium sized squares usually had 5 different yarns in it. The large squares had 8 yarns in each. This allowed me to use precious scraps of left over hand dyed sock yarn in lengths as short as 1 metre. I used 2.75 mm double pointed needles for knitting the scarf.

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When I finished knitting the scarf I felt that the edge really needed to finished in some way but I didn’t want the scarf to be much wider. So decided to use a 3 stitch I-cord edge on my Mitred Square Scarf. I love how it looks. It gives a really smooth and lovely edge.

Mitred Square Scarf 1

It is a beautiful scarf that I really love wearing. It always looks gorgeous on and receives lots of compliments from friends and family.

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  1. I would like your help with fibermamas draft doger scarf pattern sept. 29,2009.It is mitered sq s but I can t figure the sequence of the sq s. Tried to get some help but failed so far! Help miter Queen!!

    • Hi Stella, I haven’t knit the Draft Dodger Scarf pattern but I wonder if any of the readers on the blog have and might be able to give you some advice. Nicolette

  2. Hi Nicolette,
    your scarf is beautiful and I like your brilliant idea of the i-cord edging.
    I love the scarf & can only imagine how much work went into sewing all the squares together!

    • Hi Lyn
      Thank you for your comment. One of the pleasures of knitting this scarf is that you cast on and pick-up and knit stitches rather than having to sew all the squares together at the end.

      I worked it much the same way as I did in the mitred blanket the only difference is that some of the squares are larger and some are smaller.

      “The first mitred square had all the 48 stitches cast on and the marker placed in the centre. It was the square in the bottom right corner.

      For the next square (situated to the left of the first square), I knit the last two stitches of the previous square together using the new sock yarn, then I continued to pick up and knit 23 stitches along the edge of the first square, placed the marker, and then cast on 24 stitches. I use a long tail of yarn to pick up and knit the stitches and then to use it to do a long tail cast on.

      For the first square on the second row, I did a long tail cast on of 24 stitches, placed the marker, then picked up and knit 24 stitches across the top of the first square.

      For all of the squares that are in the body of the blanket, I knit the last two stitches of the previous square together using the new sock yarn, then I continued to pick up and knit 23 stitches along the left edge of the square I have just finished, place the marker, then pick up and knit 24 stitches along the top of the square in the row below.

      This is the right side of the blanket. I do all the shaping on the right side rows of the garter stitch. I also knit in the ends on the wrong side of the blanket for about 12 stitches. Then I snip the ends fairly near to the knitting. It means the blanket will have the minimum of finishing to do to it.” from the Mitred Blanket

      I hope this helps.

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