Tuesday, June 27, 2006

 

Idea: Mason-Dixon Sampler Afghan

So. I've been thinking. I'm dying to get into some serious log-cabining. I must obey a strict personal rule against Knitting Outside The Stash. I can't decide which method to try first: mitred squares, classic log-cabin, "moderne," or the brick-layer style. So...

I'm tentatively planning an afghan consisting of 9 squares, probably about 12" each, alternating between all four methods. What do you think? I have a whole bunch of dk-weight wool-blend yarn in 12 colors that I got in Russia for a different project, now abandoned.

I'm afraid it may end up looking random, but - hey, I'll have fun doing it, and I have no other plans for this yarn anyway....

Is anyone else thinking along similar lines? Anyone tried combining the different kinds of log cabin in separate afghan squares?

Comments:
Go for it! My theory is, that as long as there is some continuity in color- you can do whatever you want in an afghan! And vice versa for random colors- cohesive pattern.

I'm guessing that you are going to have alot of fun with this one! I can't wait to see it so I can make one too!

Good luck, and keep us updated with the progress!
 
I agree- go for it. And, if as you go you decide that one block just doesn't fit with the rest of the blanket, you can make pillows in a matching colorway!
 
I do have something in mind that's similar...a patchwork of log cain squares and more free form "moderne" squares
 
I think it will look like those old "crazy quilts" and I agree, if you like the way the yarn looks together, how bad can it be. Worse comes to worse, when you make a bunch of squares, you'll change your mind and do pillows or scarves before you sew it all up.
 
What a great idea - turning squares that don't work into pillows or scarves! You guys are great - thanks for the support! I'm going to go for it, and I'll keep you all updated...
 
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