Posts Tagged ‘mitered squares’

Mission Accomplished

November 1, 2014

I told myself last May that I was going to make two vests to go with two new blouses.  They would have to be quiet enough to go with several other things, too.  This is not easy for me.  My favorite colors are red and orange.

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Since I have very little blue, except for jeans, I thought this would be a nice change.  It is sock weight yarn using a size six needle with an easy lace pattern.  It’s Crystal Palace Panda Soy or Maize or both.  I’m not certain.  I picked it up cheap somewhere.

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I think I showed you this one.  Anyway, the brown is some old Noro that I picked up in Gap, PA one year.  The other is cotton tape that I got at Blue Heron on sale.  Mitered squares are so much fun for me.  I wonder if I will ever get tired of making them.

And now, I can start on my daughter’s sweater.  Yeah.  Sweetums made a fire this afternoon, so I wound the yarn by the fireplace.  So cosy.

The Mitered Vest

September 20, 2014

OK.  Well, I’m still working on it.  There were a few days I had to bash my head against the wall and do some screaming.  It happens.  So I changed yarn.  Right in the middle of a miter.  I  just cut it off and started using some bumpy brown old Noro.  I also changed the miter itself.  Now it’s all garter and only 27 stitches at the base.  I had to do that to fit it in the same space.  And what do you know?  I finished the miters in no time at all.  Well, that ‘s the way it felt.  I need to sew the shoulders and edge.  I hope I left enough yarn ends to do it so I won’t have as much to weave in.  I haven’t decided on the edging yet, but I’ve got three in mind.

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Charity Knitting

August 12, 2012

Maria’s church is trying to raise money for a new roof.  They are going to have a bazaar in the Fall.  What a great excuse to make something fun!  I had the perfect yarn, an acrylic/wool blend that will be easy to wash.  I started with an entrelac hat.  For some reason, I made an extra tier of squares.  Then I had to knit the decrease tier in the opposite direction.  I found myself picking up the wrong side more than once.  Maybe I should have taken the extra tier out, but I’m I didn’t.  It really looks good on.

Next, I decided to make mittens.  I really like them.  It’s a good thing I made them a little big.  These are definitely feel good mittens.  Just looking at them makes me smile.


I had a little over one skein left at this point.  Do I keep what’s left?  Nah.  So I made a little scarf.  It’s only about four feet long, but it’s still long enough to keep a neck warm.  And mitered squares are so much fun.


What’s On My Needles

November 15, 2010

I opened a drawer and I found two old Colinette kits.  They were similar in color so I decided to make a sweater out of mitered squares.  I think I may have a pattern somewhere, but for now, I am winging it. 

I am also thinking about a new hat.  I haven’t been able to find most of my hats and I thought I’d use the rest of my last socks to make one.  Here we have miters again.  They are so much fun.

But, wait!

I saw this pattern and I thought that it would be perfect for Jenn.  So far, I have only made one change(other than using different yarn than mentioned).  When going from the garter rows to the leaf pattern there is a row of yarn over increases which I found ugly so I made Make One increases–a much better looking increase.  I am not certain that I like the pink I chose, but I can always give her two.

You know, I still haven’t gotten around to posting my ND pictures.  I should do that.