A traditional quilt motif is possible in knitting, through the magic of the mitered square. Self-patterning Uptown DK Magix adds a modern look with the splash of color changes, while the strong diagonal line of the centered double decreases look like crosshatch quilted lines. You can try planning the color changes specifically to correspond with each mitered square, but we think it's more fun to just let the colors land where they will. In the sample shown, no care was given to color placement of the Magix color changes.
Double Square Pillow
Designed by Universal Yarn Design Team
Universal Yarn Uptown DK (100% anti-pilling acrylic; 100g/273 yds)
• 121 Taupe (A) - 2 skeins
Universal Yarn Uptown DK Magix (100% anti-pilling acrylic; 100g/273 yds)
• 704 Summer Flies (B) - 1 skein
Hook: US Size 8 (5 mm) straight and 32-42" circ, or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Tapestry needle, one 16" x 16" square pillow form, four 1" buttons
18 sts x 24 rows = 4" in St st
Save time, check your gauge.
A blog post about this pattern can be found at this link.