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The Log Cabin Afghan Revisited

Knitting
January 1999
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches = 4 inches in garter stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1024 - 3072 yards (936 - 2809 m)

An exploration of the traditional Log Cabin square; includes instructions for two sizes and suggestions for different layouts/motifs.

Sizes and Measurements (approx)

  • Baby Afghan / Lap Robe - 40” x 40” with border (102 x 102 cm)
  • Full-Size - 48” x 66” (122 x 168 cm)
  • A square is about 9” (23 cm)

Yarn

  • Use worsted weight yarn, either from stash or selected color scheme.
  • Traditionally, 13 colors are used, with red or yellow as the center square, and alternating light and dark colors.

Needles and Gauge

  • US sizes 6 (4 mm), 7 (4.5 mm), or 8 (5 mm) are recommended.
  • Average gauge is 4.5 stitches per 1 inch (2.5 cm)