Log-Cabin Quilt Block by Cynthia Spencer

Log-Cabin Quilt Block

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The log-cabin blanket is a classic quilting pattern. It has been found everywhere from Egypt to the British Isles to Canada to America. Knitters, however, can enjoy making it too!

This square is fun to play with. You can make everything from a simple pillow to a cozy wrap for over your shoulders to an entire afghan. The pattern gives yardages needed for each color in a single square, plus estimated yardages for different sizes of blankets. (All yardages given assume that you are knitting with yarn at 5 stitches per inch.)

Having worked as a quilt-shop owner as well as knitter for many years, I have made this pattern to reflect the classic, quilter way of thinking about log cabins, with either light on one half and dark on the other, or two different colorways on each side. I give the knitter plenty of suggestions for playing with color, with four pages of color pictures that show different suggestions for blankets.

You may sew your squares together in the end, or you may use a 3-needle bind-off to make things go a little more quickly!