my garter stitch mitered square blanket has been a “let’s see what happens if…” kind of project. but i’ve run into an issue.
i’m doing slipped end stitches (1st stitch on each side) so that it’s easier to see where to start with pick up and knit for the next square, but… if i pick up both legs of those stitches, the V’s turn toward the bottom, and end up as a visible seam (i get why, no explanation needed). which would be fine, if i’d done that since the beginning. if i only pick up the closer leg of the stitch (the right/front side), then it hides the farther leg (wrong/back side) better in the seam, but leaves bigger holes between the squares because the stitches aren’t filling in the space the same.
so is there a better way, or something i’m missing?