Issue 540 • Log Cabin Squares
Log Cabin squares are everywhere in the knitting world these days. Check out the Fringe Association, Mason-Dixon Knitting, and Julia Farwell-Clay's stunning triangular Log Cabin.
Borrowed from quilting, the concept behind the log cabin square is simple: begin with a square or rectangle then *pivot and add a section; repeat from *. Here we offer instructions for basic, and not so basic, log cabin squares. Use log cabin squares in garments, accessories or blankets. Sewn, or crocheted, together, these squares will make a scarf, cowl or blanket in any size you like. Or, make a blanket as one big square. Samples shown here are knit in machine washable Liberty Wool, but these instructions will work in any gauge yarn and are a great stash buster.
Below are some free throw and blanket patterns from our Web-Letter archives.
100% Washable Wool
- 5 sts/inch
- US 7 (4.5 mm) needle
- 122 yards / 50 gram ball
- machine wash cold, lay flat to dry or tumble dry cool
Liberty Wool comes in dozens of stripey colorful combinations, but did you know Liberty Wool is also available in 33 solid shades? The same machine washable soft wool in a wide array of brights, pastels, jewel tones and neutrals.