Log Cabin Cloths by Kay Gardiner

Log Cabin Cloths

August 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
93 yards (85 m)
71/4" wide × 71/4" long [18.5 cm × 18.5 cm], after blocking
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Field Guide No. 4 is Log Cabin Knitting 101.

What if we gave people instructions on how to improvise?
That’s what these six cloths are: the fundamental lessons of log cabin construction. As washcloths or dish rags (or whatever other fun purpose you might choose for them) they are beautiful and easy to knit. But they also introduce a few of the many different ways you can work with the log cabin technique.

Purchase a PRINT+eBook copy of Modern Daily Knitting Field Guide No. 4 for $15.95 (plus shipping) at moderndailyknitting.com

The Log Cabin Cloths are not sold as a single pattern.

Handknit Cotton by Rowan [1.75 oz (50 g) balls, each approx 93 yds
(85 m), 100% cotton]
Six shades of yarn have been used in the samples.
Each cloth takes very approximately 1 ball of yarn.

Kits for the Log Cabin Cloths are available in the shop at masondixonknitting.com.

Size US 6 (4 mm) short, straight needles, or size needed to achieve gauge
Two size US 6 (4mm) circular needles, 16” (40 cm) (for Cloth 6 only)
Size US 6 (4mm) double-pointed needles for I-Cord (optional)
Stitch marker

20 sts and 40 rows (20 garter ridges) = 4” (10 cm) over garter st (knit every row), after blocking.