In this entry, I will respond to yarndork’s comment on my last blog entry on how I could make an increasing mitre. She made a suggestion that maybe I could do a YO, K, YO. That is true, I could. I didn’t because the practical engineer in me didn’t want my nephew’s baby fingers getting stuck in holes. For that reason too, I’m not going with a lacy background or edging; the pattern I picked is a solid texture.
Of course, then you have to figure out how frequently you have to do the corner increases – every row, every other row? Too frequently, it’ll bunch up in the corner. Not frequently enough, it’ll pull into a more circular form. The math geek in me did some calculations to figure out how many stitches to increase over the number of rows I’d be working to reach my desired blanket according to my gauge swatch. Theoretically, I should be increasing 16 stitches per side per 12 rows of pattern repeat. I say “theoretically” because even though I do a gauge swatch and calculations, the real deal always ends up being a little different.