Monday, August 28, 2006

 

Log Cabin Blanket

I am busily knitting the ballband warshrags (love those things!), but I just ordered my yarn for my first Log Cabin blanket. I ordered Elann Sonata mercenized yarn. Any tips and/or advice from you 'sperienced knitters who have already braved the blanket?





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I'm working on a log cabin blanket for a relative who is expecting. It's been a lot of fun to play with colors and repeats. The only thing that has me concerned is the border- I hope I have enough yarn in the border color to make it! The last couple of "logs" get pretty long (and slightly tedious), but I think the finish product will more than make up for it. Excellent tv knitting throughout!

Enjoy your project. I'm looking forward to seeing how the Sonota turns out, as I narrowed my yarn choice down to Sonota and something else and picked something else!
 
I did my Curve of Pursuit with Sonata and would never use it for a blanket again. It's not cozy and very heavy.
 
I've been looking at this project too. What are some recommendations instead of the sonata?
 
I made mine with whatever I had lying around....wools, cottons, and a little bit of acrylic. If a yarn was too skinny I doubled it, trying to keep it all at chunky weight.

It took me long enough to knit the thing on 10.5 needles; I wouldn't want to do it on anything smaller. And hauling around the huge bag of colors got old, but the finished blanket was so cool with all its textures and colors.
 
I'm a little over half way done with mine and the best advice I can give is not to cast off every "log." I just push mine off onto a scrap piece of yarn and then slide them back on when I get to them. It saves a lot of time and frustration.
 
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