When I first discovered The Heathen Housewife’s (Shelly Kang) Blankie Tutorial, I was inspired to translate the techniques into a short scarf using sock yarn. The small size of the squares means each only uses 2.5 g of yarn. When using variegated sock yarn, each square turns out different than its neighbour.
This pattern is suitable for an advanced beginner and can be worked in any fingering weight yarn. It is particularly suited to variegated or handpainted sock yarns but would be equally attractive in solid coloured yarn.
Gauge: each mitred square is 3” x 3” from point to point across diamond.
Yarn A: 460 yards fingering weight yarn
Yarn B: 88 to 175 yards fingering weight yarn
- Mitred squares
- Picking up stitches from an edge
- Attached i-cord
This design was originally offered as a three part workshop at Shall We Knit and hard (paper) copies of this pattern can be ordered from there.
Foundation Row section on page 1: Row 4 should read “In row 4 of the foundation row section, the instructions should read: “Row 4 and all even rows…”
Second Row of Mitred Squares: Row 4 should read S1P, knit to last stitch, K1B.
27/06/10 Pattern update:
This update further clarifies some instructions and fixes an error in the Foundation Row section. If you downloaded this pattern prior to 27 June, 2010, please download the updated version.