Log Cabin Cushion by Amanda Clark

Log Cabin Cushion

January 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch using 4mm needles
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
386 - 433 yards (353 - 396 m)
13.75 inch (35cm) square
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This cushion pattern compliments my Log Cabin Blanket.
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This is a square shaped cushion. The cushion front is made up of four log cabin squares. Each of the four squares are knitted individually and then sewn together, before picking up stitches all around the outside to knit the front edging. Stitches are then picked up and knitted along the bottom and top edges of the cushion front to knit the base and top pieces of the cushion back.

Casting on the red square in the centre requires using the backwards loop cast on method.

Instructions for this cushion are in written format (no charts). A colour photograph has been provided at each stage in the construction of the log cabin square to show how the square should look and a template has been provided too.

Log cabin squares are one of my favourite blocks to make with fabric and I have made quite a few quilts featuring them. Inspired by my fondness for sewing these squares, I designed my own knitted version of a Log Cabin Blanket, which then led me to design a matching cushion cover. The log cabin squares within this cushion are smaller than the squares in my blanket, but just as straight forward to knit.

I used New Lanark Aran to knit my Log Cabin Cushion, as the Mill that produces this yarn is not far from my home. I do enjoy designing and knitting with locally made products, which makes this yarn an ideal choice for me.

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