Friday, June 20, 2014

Log Cabin knitted blanket

Here's a great way to make use of all those left over short ends and half balls of wool. I'm usually not a fan of knitting blanket squares but these have more appeal and are so easy. The pattern is here Log Cabin Scrap Blanket Make sure you watch the video on the site that explains the process so well and shows how the strips are knitted on to make each square. I would endorse her three rules:

1. No single colour should dominate a square
2. No single square should be dominated by mostly dark or mostly light colours
3. Keep really uncomplementary colours from touching each other.

and also add

4. Repeat at least one colour if possible in each square to create a unified design.


Aussie Maria said...

Funny you wrote this post now. Only yesterday I was browsing on Ravelry for log cabin blankets. The idea to make the squares. There is a lot of charities that need them made into blankets this year.
Off to check out the link
Thank you

melissa said...

oh i love log cabin-ing!
your squares are gorgeous! this is going to be a fantastic blanket!

Maria said...

Those blocks look wonderful, Marion! Thank you for the link to the pattern and the video sounds very informative :-)

Anita said...

I'm so gonna do a blanket using
the patchwork knitted blocks one day. It's very clever.
Cheers, Anita.

Anita said...

You're a mind reader!!!! On Friday I was surfing the net and came across knitted log cabin blankets. Yesterday I was having afternoon tea with my best buddy and we were talking about getting on to making a log cabin knitted blanket!!! How cool are we all!
Cheers, Anita.