This picture is halfway through the last square of a diagonal garter stitch baby blanket I’m making as a gift.
It’s a little bumpy and uneven in the picture, but should come out fine once it’s off the needles and blocked. The pattern is extremely simple – basically yarn overs for the holes, with increases on each side, every other row up to the middle and decreases on each side, every other row to the end.
The cast on edges of the 4 squares will be the outside corners of the blanket when joined. These corners start with three stitches, so they come out somewhat rounded. The inside edge, on the other hand, works all the way down to 1 stitch, so it’s pointy and will make a nice solid join in the center of the blanket…or at least that’s the intent.
If you want a very rough, shorthand version of the pattern, I put it in the notes on the Ravelry project page (so I wouldn’t forget what I had done). This turned out to be a lifesaver since I started this blanket back in October, did 2 squares, and had to set it aside until after Christmas, without the pattern notes, I’d never have remembered it exactly.
I have plans for all those YO holes, but I may change my mind so I think I’ll wait for the FO before sharing that. I’m hoping to finish this tonight so I can cast on another project which I’ve been dying to start, so I should really get back to knitting now!