I love magic. I can remember watching Lance Burton perform this illusion where he ends up defending this woman at a restaurant by fencing with a mysterious masked man. What ends up happening blew my young mind! (You can see what I mean here)
Ever since then I’ve always tried to find cool tricks to impress my friends. Some have been more impressive than others. My brother wouldn’t let me try to stab him with a sword to make him disappear, but I did find a Svengali card deck that let me read other peoples cards. Strangely no one liked playing go fish with me.
Well today I’m going to show you a knitting trick that will amaze and astound your friends. You’ll be able to make garter stitch do some pretty interesting things when you learn how to make a miter square.
This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit a mitered square. This technique is used to create square pieces of fabric when knitting flat. By decreasing at a particular point in your work you can make a 45 degree angle that looks really nice with garter stitch. Miter squares are often used for making afghans.
Johnny is the founder of New Stitch a Day and Head Honcho at Craftory Media. When he's not making knitting and crochet tutorials he's probably at the movies, drinking hard cider, or going on adventures with his wife and daughter. Learn More About Johnny