For more squares in my 10" square series, click the title:
Patriotic Star Square
Patriotic Striped Square
Beaded Rib Square
Slip Stitch Rib Square
I'm calling this square "No Mistake" because it's so easy. (Really easy, I swear!) The stitch pattern is actually called "Mistake Stitch," probably because, instead of a straightforward 2 x 2 rib, you have one extra stitch at the end of each row. This automatically causes a shift in the pattern when you knit the next row.
That probably sounds clear as mud. But once you start knitting, all will become clear. (Really!)
NO MISTAKE REVERSIBLE TEN INCH SQUARE
© 2015 Reyna Thera Lorele
The stitch pattern is a multiple of 4 plus 3. To make your finished object larger or smaller, increase or decrease by multiples of four. My square has a border of 3 stitches on each side. And 3 + 3 = 6, so I did a multiple of 4 plus 3 plus 6. Make sense? Just trying to help you out with the math, my friends!
about 100 yds. worsted weight yarn
CO 45 sts.
Garter st border: knit 4 rows.
Now knit first and last 3 sts of each row, and do mistake stitch rib for center sts as follows:
Row 1: *k2, p2* across, end with k2, p1
Repeat this row until square measures 9.5 inches from cast on edge.
Now, do a garter st border: knit 4 rows.
Bind off, cut yarn, finish off, weave in ends.
CO = cast on
k = knit
p = purl
st, sts = stitch, stitches
You probably won't need the full 100 yards of yarn, but better to have too much than not enough. Enjoy!