Log Cabin Blanket: Beginning

This is the log cabin style blanket I'm making for my brother's child. It's 15-by-18 inches at the moment, and I have a lot of yarn left, so it should be a fairly decent size, big enough for a crib. I'll probably make another, smaller blanket for them to use with the car seat. I'm very pleased so far. This pattern is very easy (you can see on the left where I've begun picking up stitches for a burgundy stripe), the yarn is lovely (Swish superwash wool from Knit Picks), and I really like the colors. One of my friends commented that it looks like an Amish quilt, and I suppose she's right. I didn't have that in mind when I picked the colors or pattern, but that's how it's working out. That's all the knitting news I have for this week. Happy stitches to you all!


Unknown said…
It really looks great! Well, done. Picking up all those stitches can be a pain, do you use a crochet hook? I always do. It is one of the things I like about crocheting before I knit!
Foxy Knitter said…
No, I don't use a crochet hook. I'm using size 9 needles, so the stitches along the edge are big enough to easily insert the needle and pull the yarn through.