Tuesday 19 June 2018

Corner to Corner Knitting

'Corner to Corner' knitting is a traditional age-old method -  still popular today, perhaps because it is so easy.

You can make a corner to corner washcloth in cotton yarn if you would like a quick project.

Corner to Corner Knitting 

Or make a corner to corner blanket as big as you would like. 
You may need long straight needles for this, or work backwards and forwards on a long circular needle.

Corner to Corner Garter Stitch Knitting

Cast on 2sts

Row 1:       Kfb, k1
Row 2:       K1, kfb, knit to end
Repeat Row 2 until you are happy with the size
Next Row: K2, k2tog, knit to end
Repeat the last row until you have 4sts left on your needle
Next Row:  K2tog, k2tog
Pass the first stitch over the second stitch
Cut the yarn and pull it through the loop to fasten off

Corner to Corner Knitting with a Lacy Edge

Cast on 3sts
Row 1:       Knit
Row 2:       K1, kfb, k1
Row 3:       K1, kfb, k2
Row 4:       K2, yon, knit to end
Repeat Row 4 until you are happy with the size
Next Row:  K1, k2tog, yon, k2tog, knit to end
Repeat the last row until you have 4sts left on your needle
Next Row:  K1, s1, k1, psso,k1
Next Row:  S1, k2tog, psso
Cut the yarn and pull it through the loop to fasten off

How to measure a corner to corner item

5” squares are ideal for bonding squares ~ (make 2)
10” square in cotton yarn is ideal for a washcloth   
16” square is ideal for a premature baby blanket, and this can be made using one 100g ball of acrylic yarn

Top Tip: If you are making a blanket ~ Count the number of balls you have of the yarn you want to use (or note the total number of grams). Increase until you have used half of this amount - then it is time to decrease. This ensures you will not run out of yarn for your project 😊

Please Note: Because knitted stitches are longer than they are wide - this means that when you use this method you may find that your knitting is more 'kite' or 'rhombus' shape than 'square' shape.  This affects some knitters much more than others. If it is a problem for you - you may find that it helps to pull the piece into a more square shape - pin it out, cover it with a damp tea towel or cloth, and leave it to dry (this is a form of blocking).

It is easy to see why this is also sometimes called diagonal or bias knitting. 

 I am happy for you to use my patterns for your own use or for charity donations.  
In addition:  You can gift or sell any finished items you make from my patterns.    

However, please do not copy my patterns

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  1. Thanks for this. Nice easy knitting for watching the telly!

  2. Oh how I remember knitting these as a small child. I would never had thought of making them for a Baby blanket. There will be a new baby arriving later in the year and a few of these would be perfect, in a bigger size though. I can back them with some brushed cotton fabric. many thanks for the idea.

  3. Thank you very much. I am starting to knit for premature babies so this pattern will be very useful

  4. your patterns are wonderful especially for a new knitter I have 1 question so if I want a baby blanket for a 3 m
    month baby I just keep adding stitches ?
    Thank you
    Marsha Taylor

  5. Great idea for left over yarn.

  6. Replies
    1. Yes. Yarn over needle. You may know this as yo :)

  7. It means knit front and back, it's a form of increasing

  8. What size needles do you use and what thickness of yarn?

  9. This is a great pattern, thank you. I have used it several times to do square blankets. I would like to try a rectangular one though how would I manage the increase/decrease middle section - increase ons row, decrease the next? Any advice very welcome 😊