Cynthia's Afghan by Sally Melville

Cynthia's Afghan

January 2005
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch, before fulling
US 8 - 5.0 mm
3080 yards (2816 m)
Errata available:

Garter stitch modules based on the Log Cabin quilting pattern. Modules may be combined to form a scarf, an afghan, or the body of a sweater. Pattern includes instructions for the scarf and afghan. See Cynthia’s Scarf on Ravelry.


  • easy
  • garter stitch
  • simple finishing

Measurements: 48” square


  • medium weight
  • 220 yds in each of 14 colors (six dark colors, D1-6; six light colors, L1-6; Color A, red or something bright, for center squares; and Color E, something dark, for edging. Color E may be a repeat of one of the darks used in the blocks.)


  • US 8 / 5 mm
  • US 8 / 5 mm, two 29” / 72 cm circular needles

A revised version of this Afghan is available with fewer tails to weave in called Let the Yarn do the work log cabin afghan