Mitered Crosses Blanket FOR MERCY CORPS by Kay Gardiner
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Mitered Crosses Blanket FOR MERCY CORPS

March 2011
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
40" x 52" but easily sized up or down
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*All proceeds from this pattern are donated by the designer to Mercy Corps, an international relief and development organization. As of May 1, 2015, $22,000.00 has been donated.*

Inspired by the Modern Crosses quilt featured in Modern Log Cabin Quilting: 25 Simple Quilts and Patchwork Projects, by Susan Beal (Potter Craft 2011), this blanket combines two techniques—mitering and log cabin—to make a knitted interpretation of a log cabin quilt variation. Each seamless block starts with 4 miters that are knitted onto each other to form a cross shape, which then is framed with 4 log cabin strips. The blocks are joined together without sewing, using the 3-needle bind off method, and the blanket is finished with an applied i-cord edging that resembles the binding of a quilt.

The Mitered Crosses Group is a great place to find tips, tricks, yarn suggestions, and good company on your blanketeering journey.

With thanks to Cara Davis Conomos ( and Belinda Boaden ( for cheerful donations of technical assistance.