Granny Log Cabin Blanket by Miriam L. Felton
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Granny Log Cabin Blanket

Knitting
December 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 56 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
3.5 mm (E)
47 - 2800 yards (43 - 2560 m)
Each block is 6 inches (15cm) square (each 5-round granny should be about 3.25 inches (8.25cm)). Finished afghan is made of 56 squares, laid out 8x7 with a finished measurement of 44 inches (112cm) tall & 50 inches (127cm) wide.
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This pattern uses both Knitting and Crochet together. Ravelry’s classification system only allows me to mark it as one or the other, not as a hybrid.

Knitting and crochet fit together perfectly, with the bounce and thickness of garter stitch balancing cushy granny squares. These motifs are fun to work and a wonderful way to play with color. Adjust the number of squares to alter the size, or try making them in a larger yarn with larger hooks and needles.

Yarn: Fingering weight yarn. Shown in a mix of Anzula Squishy (80% superwash Merino/10% Cashmere/10% Nylon) & Dreamy (75% Superwash Merino/15% Cashmere/10%Silk). Samples uses colors Seaside (C1), Lipstick (C2), Rootbeer (C3), Olivia (C4), Prudence (C5), & Aqua (C6). Each block took 14g of yarn.
Gauge: 23 sts & 56 rows = 4 inches (10cm) of garter stitch, 7 shells & 14 rounds in 4 inches (10cm) of Granny Square stitch.
Finished Sizes: Each block is 6 inches (15cm) square (each 5-round granny should be about 3.25 inches (8.25cm)). Finished afghan is made of 56 squares, laid out 8x7 with a finished measurement of 44 inches (112cm) tall & 50 inches (127cm) wide.
Needles & Hooks: 3.5mm (US4) circular or straight needles for flat knitting & 3.5mm (Size E) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.
Notions: tapestry needle for weaving in ends.
Stitches Used: Knitting; knit, purl, slipped stitches. Crochet; chains, slip stitch, double crochet, single crochet.

For my afghan I chose these rules, you are welcome to adjust them to your desires, but be aware that adjustments may require different yarn amounts.

  1. I worked each 5 round Granny Square uses 3 colors, but the number of rounds of each color varied.
  2. My knitted log cabin portions were worked in a different color from all colors in the granny square portion.
  3. I also worked 14 squares completely as granny squares. Each one was 9 rounds to be the same size as the granny log cabin blocks. These full granny blocks had no restrictions as to color or number of rows of each color.

You can find tips and tricks for working these squares on my blog at: http://www.miriamfelton.com/?p=2404