Knitted Kitchen #11 – Mitered Garter Stitch

The Mitered Garter Stitch washcloth is pattern #11 in the 2017 Knitted Kitchen Blog Hop. This square has a unique construction, highlighted by the ridges in the garter stitch. The pattern includes written instructions and a video tutorial.

Knitted Kitchen #11 - Mitered Garter Stitch Square

The Knitted Kitchen Blog Hop is a knit-along event hosted by the Underground Crafter, and I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of it. Together with a great team of designers and will be bringing you 48 washcloth patterns throughout the year. Each pattern will include a photo and/or video tutorial, so it’s a fun way to learn new stitches and techniques.

Lion Brand has generously provided us with yarn for our designs. I’ve chosen their 24/7 Cotton for all my washcloths and am really enjoying working with it. For more information about the event and links to the patterns, be sure to visit the main #KnittedKitchen post. I hope you’ll join in the fun!

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Mitered Garter Stitch Washcloth

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Easy – Basic stitches, but an unusual construction.


Instructions are written for a 9″ square, with changes for a 12″ square in [ ]


 20 sts x 39

 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch.

Abbreviations used:

  • k = knit
  • p = purl
  • ssk = slip slip knit (can substitute any left leaning decrease as desired)
  • k2tog = knit two stitches together (can substitute any right leaning decrease as desired)
  • RS = Right Side
  • WS = Wrong Side

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Stitch multiples:

  • Any even number of stitches can be cast on, but you will need to adjust the number of rows as well. The total number of rows should be 1 less than the number of stitches cast on.
  • Both squares have a seed stitch border of 5 rows on the top and bottom, and 4 stitches on each side (these are included in the stitch and row counts mentioned above)


Jump ahead to video tutorial

Cast on 45 [61], pm, cast on 45 [61] more. (90 [122] sts)

Seed stitch border (on left and bottom edges):

Row 1 (RS): Sl 1, (k 1, p 1) across to 2 stitches before marker, ssk, sm, k2tog, p1, (k1, p1) across. (88 [120] sts)

Row 2: Sl 1, k 1, (p 1, k 1) across to marker, sm, (k 1, p 1) across.

Row 3: Sl 1, k 1, (p 1, k 1) across to 2 stitches before marker, ssk, sm, k2tog, (k 1, p 1) across. (86 [118] sts)

Row 4: Sl 1, (k 1, p 1) across to marker, sm, p 1, (k 1, p 1) across.

Row 5: Repeat row 1. (84 [116] sts)

Main section of square

Note: The rows in this section start with a 4 stitch, seed stitch border (for the left and top edges) just like we have done in the other squares. Unfortunately that last stitch gets swallowed up by the garter stitch, so these borders will look just a bit smaller than the others. Alternately, you could do 5 stitches of seed stitch, but then these borders will be slightly larger than the others. 

Row 6: Sl 1, k 1, p 1, k across to marker, sm, k across to last 3 sts, p 1, k 1, p 1.

Row 7: Sl 1, k 1, p 1, k across to 2 stitches before marker, ssk, sm, k2tog, k across to last 3 sts, p 1, k 1, p 1. (82 [ 114] sts)

Rows 8-80 [112]: Repeat the last 2 rows 36 [52] times, then repeat row 6 once more. (10 sts)

Row 81 [113]: Sl 1, k 1, p 1, ssk, remove marker, k2tog, p 1, k 1, p 1. (8 sts)

Row 82 [114]: Sl 1, k 1, p 1, k 1, (k 1, p 1) twice.

Row 83 [115]: Sl 1, k 1, ssk, k2tog, k 1, p 1. (6 sts)

Row 84 [116]: Sl, k 1, p 2, k 1, p 1.

Row 85 [117]: Sl 1, ssk, k2tog, p 1 (4 sts)

Row 86 [118]: Sl 1, k 2, p 1.

Row 87 [119]: Ssk, k2tog. (2 sts)

Row 88 [120]: Sl 1, p 1.

Row 89 [121]: K2tog.

Bind off last st. Weave in ends.

Video Tutorial:

Go back to written instructions


I hope you enjoy the pattern. Thanks to Lion Brand for providing the yarn, and to KnittinDeb, PrimrosePetunia, mjdawn, and Donna2368 for testing the pattern!

A downloadable pdf of this pattern is also available in my Craftsy store or on Ravelry, for a small fee. The fee for the pdf format is to offset the advertising revenue lost when you print or download the pattern rather than viewing it online.

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