Log Cabin Knitting KAL


I was quite determined not to start the new year like every year and sign up for all knit-alongs and quilt-alongs in my path. Usually I’d overcommit and then abandon them by May at the latest, resulting in a fresh pile of UFOs.

Well, who was I kidding, right? My resolve evaporated after just one week when I found the Fringe Association‘s Log Cabin Knit-Along.

Yep, that’s garter stitch knitting combined with the construction method of a traditional log cabin quilt block. You start with a central square or rectangle and then knit stripes around it, just like you would sew a log cabin block.

Here you can find Karen’s introductory post with all the info for the KAL and further helpful hints and ideas and resources.

So, the KAL is about a technique, log cabin knitting, more than it is about a specific project. The list of possible projects in which to use log cabin knitting is basically endless. Garments, blankets, pillows, bags – all can be constructed from these log cabin squares.

If you’d like to find out more about the technique of log cabin knitting, Mason Dixon Knitting have published the Field Guide to Log Cabin Knitting with lots of technique variations and projects. They also have this wonderful, inspiring, and detailed How-To on their website.

Want to see what ideas and projects others have come up with so far as part of the KAL? Check out the hashtag #fringeandfriendslogalong on Instagram. Loads, if not overloads of inspiration!

Personally, I’m just a tad overwhelmed by the possibilities right now. So I just keep knitting my blue square of left over sock yarns until my overheated brain has calmed down a bit. :)


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