Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Newest Log Cabin Blankie
OK, I guess I am CRAZY, but I just finished my second Log Cabin Blankie! I made the first one out of Koigu, and my youngest daughter said, "Will you make me one?" My first answer was, "NO!" My fingers were still tired from the first one. I thought about it and decided to be a nice mother and make her one. Made this one out cotton (a mixture of Clip and Provence). Here are the pics -
I picked up all the stitches on one side, then knitted back across. Then I decided how many stitches would be in the first triangle (I just did each one randomly) and knitted them - decreasing one stitch at the beginning of each row until there is only one stitch -- then end it. For each new triangle after that, you have to start with a new end of yarn. I did each triangle a different size -- you can play around with what you like. Hope that helps.
I used size 6 circular needles -- ranging from about 24 inches to 47 inches. You cast off after each color and then pick up the next round with another color. I have used as large as a 60-inch circular. I prefer Addie Turbo needles for these kinds of projects.
Hope this helps.