Tuesday, January 10, 2017

ColourSpun In Stitches - Log Cabin

Using a modular knitting technique, knitted log cabin consists of a number of rectangular shapes worked one at a time and generally only using one ball of yarn at a time. If you choose you could work colour patterns into some of the rectangles, using either the intarsia or the fairisle method or you could add texture by using different stitch patterns.

Any yarn can be used, so long as the average weight is the same. There are no rules regarding the number of stitches to cast on or the number of rows for each rectangle – you choose. Once you have started, the length of the side you are knitting onto will determine the number of stitches you will need to pick up for the next rectangle, make sure that you pick up the stitches evenly to keep your work flat. Either weave the ends in as you go or use them to embellish your work with a bit of embroidery later. Remember to knit into the back of the 1st stitch of every row and to slip the last stitch purl wise, this makes picking up stitches much easier.

You will need:
ColourSpun yarn of your choice in an assortment of colours available from www.colourspun.com
Knitting needles to suit the yarn

Cast on any number of stitches – (I started with 10) and work either a square or a rectangular shape (about 15 – 20 rows) cast off.
**Pick up stitches evenly along one side of your work and knit a number of rows (6 or 7). Cast off**
Repeat from ** to ** until your block is the size you want it to be.

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