Some more of Teresa Ruch's hand-dyed bamboo got knitted into scarf. Aren't those colors luscious? Garter stitch on size 1 needles, but since it was done in mitered squares, it didn't seem like any work at all. CO 30, place marker, co 30 more. Knit all rows, decreasing one stitch every time you slip the marker. When you are down to one stitch, pick up 30 stitches along the side of the work just finished, place marker, and cast on 30 more, and knit another square. I did four squares in a row, and finished with a half square, 30 stitches on a side. You make it a half square by decreasing the first stitch of every row as well as the first stitch after you slip the marker.
Go back to the start of the squares, cast on 30 stitches, place marker, then pick up 30 along the side of the first square. There are any number of ways to confuse yourself on this. Just sit quietly for a minute and see what you have already done, then carry on. YOu want to make another row of squares on top of the row you have already made, with the miters slanting in the same direction.
Or heck, look up the directions for mitered squares somewhere. I'm sure someone else can explain it better. If it really doesn't make sense to knit them together, just knit individual squares and sew them together.
I picked up two stitches in each stitch along the edge and knitted a two inch ruffle, butI don't know if it ought to have a ruffle. What do you think?