How to Knit a Right Angle
Knitting a right angle is a great way to add texture and dimension to your knitting projects. Whether you’re making a scarf, blanket, or other item, this technique can help you create interesting shapes and patterns. Here’s how to knit a right angle.
Step 1: Cast On
Start by casting on the number of stitches needed for your project. For example, if you’re making a scarf, cast on enough stitches to make it the desired width.
Step 2: Knit in Stockinette Stitch
Once you have the desired number of stitches cast on, begin knitting in stockinette stitch. This means that you will knit one row and then purl one row until you reach the desired length.
Step 3: Change Direction
When you reach the desired length, it’s time to change direction and start knitting in the opposite direction. To do this, turn your work so that the wrong side is facing you. Then, knit one row and purl one row until you reach the end of the row.
Step 4: Bind Off
Once you have reached the end of the row, bind off all of your stitches. This will complete your right angle shape.
Step 5: Block Your Work
Finally, block your work to ensure that it holds its shape. Blocking involves wetting your finished piece and then pinning it into place while it dries. This will help keep your right angle shape intact.