Lacey Edged Knit Square Projects
On the size needles of your choice, knit two stitches on one needle.
Row 1: Knit 1, Yarn Over, Knit 1
Row 2: Knit 1 Yarn Over, Knit to end of the row
Repeat Row 2 until your square is half as big as you want it to be
Start decreasing rows by Knitting 2 stitches together, Yarn Over, Knitting 2 stitches together, Knit to the end of the row.
When you are down to two stitches, pull the last stitch through the next to last stitch and weave in any remaining yarn tails.
By making squares you can produce coasters. dish or wash cloths, hand towels, or even comforters if you make enough squares of the same size and then sew them together.
Basket Weave Knit Projects
On the size knitting needles you wish to use, knit a number of stitches that is divisible by four onto one needle according to the the width of the project you want to produce.
Rows 1-4: Knit 4, Purl 4 to the end of each row.
Rows 5-8 Purl 4, Knit 4 to the end of each row.
Repeat Rows 1-8 until your project is as long as you want it to be.
Bind off and either attach fringe or crochet an edge around it.
I made this afghan about 42 years ago. It was quite stretchy when I made it, but after washing and drying it many times it is now more the size of a lap robe. Whether your yarn shrinks is something worth considering if you are aiming to produce a specific size!