Log Cabin KAL

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

Monday, August 28, 2006

Does it ever end?

I feel like I've been knitting on this thing FOREVER, and it's still not done yet :( My sister-in-law is due on the 19th of September, and I wanted to have it done for my new niece, but I don't think there's any way that it will happen. Maybe if I committed to 1 stripe per day....

It is super bright and lovely though!!


Blogger Monika said...

Keep going! How big do you want it to be? There's still enough time for you if you hand in there! It will end, I promise. ;o)

7:07 PM  
Blogger String Bean said...

How about 2 stripes per day? September is very close. Mine's going slow, too, but it's more of a continuous project (since it's for me).

10:01 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

I LOVE it. Keep going! You'll get it done.

3:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your afghan is beautiful. It gives me hope that I will someday be able to make one.

Can I ask a technical question? I've been reading up on log-cabining as much as I can but I still have trouble picking up the right number. Say you cast on 20, knit 24 rows, bind off all but the last...do you count that last stitch as the first of your next row? Everything says that you don't need to keep track of numbers, just pick up one bump for each garter stitch row, but then I always have one more (my unbound stitch.) I've been practicing every night and always have the same issue. Any help?


5:20 AM  
Blogger String Bean said...

I suppose you could knit the blanket however you want to, but I always cast off ALL the stitches. I don't use any last stitch for the next row. If you bind off all your stitches you won't have any problem when picking up stitches along the garter stitch edge. Hope this helps. Just a side note: I recommend binding off with a needle that is two or three times larger than the needle you used to knit the garter stitch stripes/squares. This makes for a looser bind off.

2:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep going, think of her pulling it out of a cedar chest to use for her babies. What a wonderful gift!!

7:11 AM  

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