Log Cabin KAL

"Give me land, lots of land - covered in garter stitch." -Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Moderne Log Cabin

My first Log Cabin Blanket!

This isn't the best photo - garter stitch always seems to mess with my camera, as if it doesn't really know what to focus on.

I'm still trying to decide if I should crochet a single line of border. If I did I think I would use the dark wine color or maybe the lightest bluish one - the one that isn't on any of the edge strips. What do you guys think? Border or no?

The Stats:
The Pattern: Moderne Baby Blanket from Mason Dixon Knitting
The Yarn: Elann Endless Summer Collection Sonata
2 skeins of 2138 Mauve (color A)
3 skeins of 6399 Lilac (color B)
4 skeins of 6319 Soft Periwinkle (color C)
3 skeins of 6960 Victorian Grape (color D)
The Needles: Addi Turbo Circs #5 47"
I didn't need needles that long until the last strip of the blanket though. 32" might have worked.

What I learned: I LOVE LOG CABIN BLANKETS!!! The possibilities are endless as will be the number of Log Cabin blankets you will be seeing on this blog. :) Ever since I started this blanket I have been envisioning others - different colors, different blocks, different materials. I could hardly wait to finish this one so I could get on to the next one.

I based the color scheme of this blanket on my daughter's favorite toy. This morning when I told her it was finished she grabbed it and loved on it saying "Blankie, blankie!". I have some adorable photos of that. :)

My time on this from start to finish was about two weeks. I've already started another one in a different style and color scheme.


Blogger Carrie K said...

It looks great, Stephanie!

3:31 PM  
Blogger Abigale said...

I vote for a border - with the wine coloured yarn... Just my 2 cents.


8:46 PM  
Blogger Melanie said...

I'm working on one in the same color! :-) I'm happy to hear someone has used the Sonata - I've been eyeing it but haven't been sure how it would work out. It looks great!!!

6:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I Love it - very pretty! nice colors! I vote yes for the border in the wine color.


9:08 AM  

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