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Jan 29, 2018 13:46:15   #
Rowesmary (a regular here)
 
Last week I placed a note in "Pattern Requests" for a Mitred Square that starts at the small end. Thank you to those who sent pattern suggestions. This WIP is going down because:

1. I decided to get clever and added a border similar to Granny's Favorite Dishcloth. I got this far before realizing the end of the afghan would not have the same border. (Think about it.)
2. This pattern wants to be a diamond no matter how much I tug and pull on it. I understand it can be blocked but I knit for charity and I have no idea what will happen to it when the recipient washes it.
3. My bits and pieces of yarn can become something nicer than this.

All this being said....frog pond here it comes. 😘


 
Jan 29, 2018 13:50:45   #
M-R
 
Erhmm ... how is there a "small end" in a square ?
Jan 29, 2018 13:57:32   #
gr8
 
It looks like the largest end is a square but the smaller end - your starting end, if I understand you correctly - is not square but a long point - "diamond" you call it. What is the pattern you chose to make this? It will be good to review the mechanics the pattern you used - how it got this way to - avoid this problem in your next go-round of mitered squares
Jan 29, 2018 14:22:59   #
Rowesmary (a regular here)
 
M-R wrote:
Erhmm ... how is there a "small end" in a square ?


It starts at the tip and gets bigger, then tapers back to another tip.
Jan 29, 2018 14:25:04   #
Rowesmary (a regular here)
 
gr8 wrote:
It looks like the largest end is a square but the smaller end - your starting end, if I understand you correctly - is not square but a long point - "diamond" you call it. What is the pattern you chose to make this? It will be good to review the mechanics the pattern you used - how it got this way to - avoid this problem in your next go-round of mitered squares

It looks like the largest end is a square because it/was still on the needles. When you stretch it out it is the same shape as the pointy end.
Jan 29, 2018 14:34:17   #
Julianna P
 
You might have better luck doing multiple small square than one large one?? Look up left over sock yarn blankets. You attach them as you knot so you don't have the dreaded assembly after finishing all of the squares.
 
Jan 29, 2018 17:36:40   #
gr8
 
Rowesmary wrote:
It looks like the largest end is a square because it/was still on the needles. When you stretch it out it is the same shape as the pointy end.

ah, thanks for the reply
Jan 30, 2018 06:08:54   #
williesmom
 
Rowesmary wrote:
2. This pattern wants to be a diamond no matter how much I tug and pull on it. I understand it can be blocked but I knit for charity and I have no idea what will happen to it when the recipient washes it.


I had that same problem when I knit a mitered square dishcloth "in reverse". It worked OK as a dishcloth, though.
Jan 30, 2018 06:30:56   #
darowil (a regular here)
 
Have you taken it off the needle to see how it sits? It can't gets it's correct shape while constricted by the needle and/or cable.
Have never done them from the tip though, always from the other end.
Jan 30, 2018 09:31:59   #
Rowesmary (a regular here)
 
darowil wrote:
Have you taken it off the needle to see how it sits? It can't gets it's correct shape while constricted by the needle and/or cable.
Have never done them from the tip though, always from the other end.


Yes. When I took it off the needles it was still wonky. My dish clothes kind of do this but on a smaller scale.
Jan 30, 2018 13:40:08   #
ptober
 
You have knitted a kite!!!
 
Jan 30, 2018 15:13:35   #
Lolly12
 
I had the same problem with this pattern, I have seen pics of other knitters finished work and it doesn't look like mine lol
Jan 30, 2018 15:30:43   #
hairygrandma
 
Oh, so sorry. But, do love the colors. I just frogged last week, but on a much smaller scale.
Jan 30, 2018 19:36:47   #
Rowesmary (a regular here)
 
ptober wrote:
You have knitted a kite!!!


Gees! I should have thought of that!🤗
Jan 30, 2018 23:30:23   #
darowil (a regular here)
 
Rowesmary wrote:
Yes. When I took it off the needles it was still wonky. My dish clothes kind of do this but on a smaller scale.


The larger what you are knitting the more obvious that it is wonky.
Don't understand why it would make a difference but have you tried doing them from the long end as is normally done and then decreasing? It may that for some reason it is slightly different in size and just enough to throw it out.
I'm sure I checked and you had done garter stitch. Stocking stitch does come out elongated.
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