How to knit a diagonal square

Howdy doody!

Lightening fast tutorial for you today. This will show you how to knit squares of the same size regardless of yarn size or tension.

This is particularly useful if you are trying to use your stash up.

You will need:

Knitting needles
Tape measure


Cast on 2 stitches

1. K1, KFB
2. K1, KFB, K to end

Repeat row 2 until the side has reached the required measurement.

3. K1, K2tog, K to end

Repeat row 3 until you have 2 stitches left.

Cast off. Leave a longish tail to sew to other squares.

Using this method, you can create squares with different yarn weights that will all be the same size. The pic below shows a 5cm square in DK (pink) and a 5cm square in chunky (claret).




2 thoughts on “How to knit a diagonal square

    1. Hello, thank you for the reminder for clarification. KFB means knit front and back. Put the needle into the stitch and wrap the yarn around the needle as normal for a knit stitch. Pull the needle through but do not take the stitch off the left hand needle. Put the right hand needle into the back of the stitch on the left hand needle, wrap the yarn around as if to knit, pull through and slip the stitch off the left hand needle.

      I hope this helps.


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