My Stitch'n Club at Nationwide is starting blanket project to benefit Project Linus. To help everyone get started, I wanted to find a couple simple patterns that could be easily used with any yarn and any gauge. For the crocheters, it's the Corner Stripe Square by JudyK. For the knitters, I wanted a mitered block pattern but most of the ones I was finding started with a large number of stitches for the cast on, then decrease to a point. I wanted to work in the reverse direction to make it really simple to get the proper size. While this is probably not an original idea, I have searched for this pattern and could not find it anywhere. It is similar to this pattern by Ari Whitlow, but without the yarn-overs.
Enjoy! I will add pictures soon!
cast on 3
row 1: kfb, pm, kfb, k1
row 2: sl 1, k across
row 3: sl 1, k to 1 st before marker, kfb, sl m, kfb, k across
repeat rows 2 and 3 to desired size, ending on row 3, bind off
kfb - knit into the front and back of the stitch
pm - place marker
sl - slip
sl m - slip marker