As anyone who has done it will tell you, knitting mitered squares is addictive. It’s easy enough for beginners, yet compelling for more experienced knitters. The possibilities are endless.
My newest Creativebug class, Mitered Knitting: Make a Pillow is a perfect introduction to mitered knitting. Together we’ll work two different cast-ons and a couple of different decreases as we make a front and back for our pillow. Then, we’ll seam the pieces using mattress stitch for a tidy seam.
The yarn I used is one of my favorites: Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Worsted, a 85% wool/15% mohair blend. It comes in delicious colors, so you can choose whatever works for your decor. I used some nice, happy colors for the class: Aran, Hawaiian Teal, Orange You Glad, Orchid Blush, and Lemon Drop.
Just for fun, the front and back of the pillow are different. Once you understand the technique you’ll be thinking about all the ways you can mix and match colors for your own pillow design. And mitered knitting is a great way to use up scraps. Oh, just writing about it makes my fingers itch to start another square…
Creativebug also has a pretty awesome Instagram feed full of inspirational images. They also have fun ongoing series, like August’s Daily Art Journaling Challenge. Look for #creativebug and #cbdrawaday on Instagram.
If you’re new to Creativebug, this is the perfect time to give it a try. You can get a 14-day free trial, plus one class to keep forever. It’s only $4.95 for a monthly subscription and you can watch ALL the classes you can manage. That’s over 700 classes in knitting, crochet, art/paper, sewing, quilting, jewelry, kids, home/food, holiday/party through your one subscription. In other words, you can make All The Things (if you can find the time).
And if you aren’t interested in mitered knitting, I teach other classes on Creativebug, and some of them are free to all. Check them out!