Simon - A Mini Log Cabin Blanket
NOTE:As of March 01, 2015, this pattern will be available through Loveknitting.com
This is a simple garter stitch blanket with hardly any finishing as you pick up stitches from one section and attach them to one another as you’re binding off the next section.
Simple enough for the adventurous beginner and interesting enough for the seasoned knitter, there are various links and a photo tutorial to help with techniques used in the pattern, such as picking up stitches and a modified 3-needle bind off. There are also some schematics included in each section to help illustrate how the blanket is put together.
Thanks to my test knitters who helped me remove any kinks from the pattern and have given me information on using heavier yarns.
Below and overview of estimated yardage used to complete the blanket per yarn weight used and per color to give you an overall idea of how much you might need.
Light Fingering (Rosarios4 Merinoland) using 3.5mm/US4 needles
Color A: 80g / 352m / 387yds (white)
Color B: 30g / 132m / 145yds (light blue)
Color C: 60g / 264m / 270yds (medium blue)
Color D: 180g / 792m / 871yds (dark blue)
Color E: 35g / 154m / 169yds (red)
DK/8ply (Wollmeise) using 3.75mm/US5 needles
Color A: 160g / 342m / 376yds
Color B: 80g / 171m / 188yds
Color C: 150g / 321m / 353yds
Color D: 320g / 685m / 754yds
Color E: 90g / 193m / 212yds
Sport (Red Heart Comfort Sport) using 5mm/US8 needles
Color A: 200g / 596m / 656yds
Color B: 75g / 220m / 242yds
Color C: 150g / 450m / 495yds
Color D: 450g / 1349m / 1484yds
Color E: 80g / 241m / 265yds
Note: each person’s tension and knitting style can change overall yardage required!!! so please use the yardage stated above as a guideline more than actual yardage required. You might need more or less than stated above