Mitered Square Sari Silk Tapestry Project with Free Pattern! – Darn Good Yarn
April 11, 2013
Want a cool way to get Darn Good Yarn up on your wall? This super easy project will take only 1 skein of Sari Silk or Ribbon yarn, or even use up some of those remnants of your other DGY sari silk and ribbon yarns. Mix and match silk yarns with the ribbon yarns for great texture too!
Here’s what you’ll need to make the square above:
1 Skein of Sari Silk Yarn (Psst…closeouts are great to get multiple colors into the same square!)
1 Really cool looking twig or mini branch (be sure to pick it up from the ground, and not from a living tree or bush)
1 Finishing nail or pretty thumbtack/push pin
It’s amazingly simple to make a mitered square. Basically, cast on an even number of stitches (like, 50 or 76 stitches) with the suggested needle size, then follow the instructions below:
k2tog: knit 2 stitches together as if 1 stitch (makes a right slanting decrease)
ssk: slip 2 stitches purlwise to the right hand needle, stick the left hand needle through the front of the loops, then knit the 2 stitches together as if 1 stitch (makes a left slanting decrease)
Cast on 50 stitches. Knit 1 row, placing a stitch marker after 25 stitches. (WS)
Row 1: Knit 23 stitches, k2tog, slip marker, ssk, knit 23 stitches. (RS)
Row 2: Knit 1 row even.
Row 3: Knit to 2 stitches before marker, k2tog, slip marker, ssk, knit to end of row.
Row 4: Knit 1 row even.
Continue rows 3 and 4 in this pattern until you have 2 stitches left on your needles, k2tog.
Tada! Now, add some fringe, braid a string to attach to the top of the square, then find the money spot on the wall (or the scratch you’re trying to hide)!
Nicole Snow, President of Darn Good Yarn