First begin with a mitred square. For this project I cast on 60 stitches. Placing a marker in the center. You may want to mark the right side with a pin as it's easy to get sides confused.
Knit to the 2 stitches before the marker, SSK, slip the marker, K2tog, knit to end.
Continue working the decrease row on right side and knitting back on the wrong side. When only 4 stitches remain, work an SSK, remove marker, K2tog. Then knit the 2 remaining stitches together, break yarn and pull tail to finish.
Adding the second square:
With right side facing insert the tip of your needle into the stitch just bound off and pick up a stitch with a new colour of yarn. Continue to pick up stitches along the edge, I like to pick up in the garter stitch bumps, some pick up in the 'ditches' but as long as you are consistent it works. You should easily pick up 30 stitches. ( this may take a couple of tries the first few times but it's worth the effort to do this evenly) After picking up the 30 place a marker. Then using either a backwards loop or cable cast on, cast on another 30 stitches.
Knit one row.
With right side facing work a decrease row and alternating with a knit row make another square.
You can continue adding more squares until the strip is long enough.
The next blog post will show you how to add more squares in other directions, but you might be able to figure it out from this?
See you soon!