It's finally done, and I have to say I'm most pleased with the result !
Knitting these mitered squares was actually kind of addictive, and I might be tempted to make an adult-sized version in the future (not with baby yarn, though, that would probably drive me crazy ...)
I knitted 16 squares total, seamed 4 blocks of 4 squares each, blocked each of these pieces and then seamed it all together.
For the border I was going to do a 5 stitch i-cord edge, but realized that was going to take me forever so I did 5 rows of single crochet instead (and look how good that turned out :)
I mainly used leftover yarns, and I'm very pleased with the Drops Baby Merino (so soft) and Katia Caricia (also 100% merino). The pale beige yarn is Lopo Xavier Phoebus, another yarn I'm really loving at the moment.
Pattern: Based on the Mitered Square Blanket , by Mason Dixon.
I didn't actually have the pattern, but this is what I did for each square:
- CO 72 sts
- R1 and all odd rows: purl, placing marker in middle (after 36 sts) on R1
- R2 and all even rows: knit until 2 sts before marker, ssk, slip marker, k2tog, knit to end
- When you have 4 sts left (right side) : ssk, k2tog, and then on the next row (wrong side): p2tog
- Katia Caricia in red (1.1 skeins)
- Katia Caricia in grey (1.1 skeins)
- Drops Baby Merino in white (0.7 skeins)
- Drops Baby Merino in brown (0.7 skeins)
- Drops Baby Merino in beige (0.7 skeins)
- Lopo Xavier Phoebus in pale beige (0.7 skeins)