For the New Year, our gloriously artful Mitered Corner Blanket! A masterpiece in construction, color, and design, this next-level knitting project is as close as you can get to painting with yarn, nearly calling for a signature in the corner.

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Its watercolor-y wonders run deep, with 192 squares that require absolutely no sewing. You just knit each square from corner to corner and pick up stitches along one or two sides of adjoining squares to continue with the next one, gradually gliding from one combo of colors to another.

Mitered Corner Blanket | Purl Soho

All these beautiful in-between shades and gradations are possible by using our Linen Quill doubled. Get all the yarn you need with our Mitered Corner Blanket Bundle, available in two palettes: Warm and Cool. Both versions ripple through color with stunning beauty: a sometimes subtle, sometimes dramatic flow, from deep saturation to pale expanse, back to rich concentration, transformed.

Mitered Corner Blanket | Purl Soho

Both palettes are available in Small and Large Throw sizes. Either way, the 192-square construction is the same, but for the Small Throw (pictured in Cool) each square is 3 x 3 inches, and for the Large Throw (pictured in Warm) each one is 4 x 4. In any size or color, this is the perfect get-involved winter project, a work of art to really immerse yourself in, as legit for hanging on the wall as it is for hanging on the couch!

Mitered Corner Blanket | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Jake Canton.

Materials

Our Mitered Corner Blanket Bundle comes in two sizes: Small Throw (top row, above) and Large Throw (bottom row). Choose also from a Warm (left) or Cool (right) palette.

The Small (Large) Bundle includes…

  • 15 (19) skeins of Purl Soho’s Linen Quill, 50% fine highland wool, 35% alpaca and 15% linen

The colors included with each palette are…

  • Warm Bundle
    • Color A: 1 (2) skein(s) of Pale Oats
    • Color B: 2 (2) skeins of Wheat Flour
    • Color C: 2 (3) skeins of Lychee Pink
    • Color D: 2 (3) skeins of Kiln Red
    • Color E: 3 (4) skeins of Chestnut Red
    • Color F: 2 (2) skeins of Rosewood Pink
    • Color G: 1 (1) skein of Peony Pink
    • Color H: 1 (1) skein of Honey Pink
    • Color I: 1 (1) skein of Turmeric Yellow
  • Cool Bundle
    • Color A: 1 (2) skein(s) of Oatmeal Gray
    • Color B: 2 (2) skeins of Heirloom White
    • Color C: 2 (3) skeins of Vintage Celadon
    • Color D: 2 (3) skeins of True Turquoise
    • Color E: 3 (4) skeins of High Tide
    • Color F: 2 (2) skeins of Mountain Bluebird
    • Color G: 1 (1) skein of Gray Denim
    • Color H: 1 (1) skein of Stillwater Blue
    • Color I: 1 (1) skein of Kettle Black

NOTE: For the Small Throw, we only used a little bit of the third skein of Color E. If you leave the skein unwound, you can exchange it if you don’t end up needing it (click right here for Purl Soho’s return policy).

You will also need…

Gauge

22 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch

Each Small Throw square should be 3 x 3 inches; each Large Throw square should be 4 x 4 inches.

Sizes

Small Throw (Large Throw)

  • Finished Dimensions: 36 inches wide x 48 inches long (48 inches wide x 64 inches long)

Notes

You will double the yarn throughout the pattern, pulling two strands together.

S2kp (slip 2, knit 1, psso): Slip 2 stitches together knitwise wyib, knit 1, pass slipped stitches over knit stitch and off right needle. [2 stitches decreased]

Pattern

Begin With Square 1

With two strands of Color A, use a Long Tail Cast On to cast on 31 (41) stitches.

Set-Up Row (wrong side): Knit 14 (19) stitches, pm, knit to end of row.

Row 1 (right side): Knit to 3 stitches before stitch marker, s2kp, remove marker, k1, pm, knit to end of row. [2 stitches decreased]

Row 2 (wrong side): Knit to end of row.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 1 stitch remains.

Cut yarn and pull the tail through the final stitch.

Square 2

With 1 strand of Color A and 1 strand of Color B, use a Long Tail Cast On to cast on 15 (20) stitches.

With the right side facing you, orient Square 1 so the cast-on edges are on the right-hand and bottom sides of the square. Pick up 16 (21) stitches along the top edge of Square 1, picking up only 1 leg of each edge stitch.
NOTE: For some tips on picking up, please visit our Picking Up Stitches Tutorial.

Set-Up Row (wrong side): Knit 14 (19) stitches, pm, knit to end of row.

Row 1 (right side): Knit to 3 stitches before stitch marker, s2kp, remove marker, k1, pm, knit to end of row. [2 stitches decreased]

Row 2 (wrong side): Knit to end of row.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 1 stitch remains.

Cut yarn and pull the tail through the final stitch.

Squares 3-16

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Working to create a line of 16 squares, continue by casting on 15 (20) stitches and picking up 16 (21) stitches along the top edge of each previous square. Follow the instructions for Square 2 and use the Blanket Schematic above to determine which combinations of yarn to use for each square.

Square 17

With 1 strand of Color A and 1 strand of Color B, use a Long Tail Cast On, Purlwise to cast on 15 (20) stitches.

With the wrong side facing you, orient Square 1 so the cast-on edges are on the right-hand and bottom sides of the square and Square 2 is on the left-hand side. Pick up 16 (21) stitches purlwise along the top edge of Square 1, making sure to pick up only 1 leg of each edge stitch.

Set-Up Row (right side): Purl 15 (20) stitches, k1, p1, pm, purl to end of row.

Row 1 (wrong side): Purl to marker, p1, k1, purl to end of row.

Row 2 (right side): Purl to 3 stitches before stitch marker, s2kp, remove marker, p1, pm, purl to end of row. [2 stitches decreased]

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 1 stitch remains.

Cut yarn and pull the tail through the final stitch.

Square 18

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With the right side of the fabric facing you, orient the completed squares so that Squares 1-16 are a horizontal row on the bottom and Square 17 is at the top left corner. With 2 strands of Color B, pick up 16 (21) stitches along the top edge of Square 2 and then pick up 15 (20) stitches along the right-hand edge of Square 17.

Set-Up Row (wrong side): Knit 14 (19) stitches, pm, knit to end of row.

Row 1 (right side): Knit to 3 stitches before stitch marker, s2kp, remove marker, k1, pm, knit to end of row. [2 stitches decreased]

Row 2 (wrong side): Knit to end of row.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 1 stitch remains.

Cut yarn and pull the tail through the final stitch.

Squares 19-32

Follow the instructions for Square 18, referring to the Blanket Schematic to determine which combinations of yarn to use for each square.

Continue

Following the instructions for Squares 17-32, continue to knit each column of squares starting with Squares 33-48. Refer to the Blanket Schematic for the order of the squares and the combinations of yarn used for each square.

Finish

Weave in the ends and block as desired.

Mitered Corner Blanket | Purl Soho