I started a blanket made out of mitered squares. I have always admired the one on Mason Dixon Knitting and the blankets in their book. I was flipping through a magazine and they had a tutorial on how to make a mitered square, so I decided to try it. It innocently started off as one square and then it became two. The magazine also had a pattern for a mitered square baby blanket, so I started to follow the pattern, but using different yarn and colors and making it larger.
Since my squares are made up of two colors, I noticed they formed a pattern depending on how I arranged them. I quickly sketched some variations and decided I like the Zig Zag pattern the best. I have to determine the pattern from the beginning because each square is added on as you knit. No seaming little squares afterwards! (A major reason why I used this pattern. I hate seaming.)You just have to pick up the stitches as you make the next square.I am using a teal and off white (cream) yarn, Berella Whistler. It's a soft and silky 100% Merino Wool (machine washable). I want to do some stash busting, so I thought a blanket would help. I have two bags of each color. I am going to use up all of it for the blanket. That will determine the length of my blanket. The width is 33 inches (9 squares) and I plan on adding a border.