Log Cabin Scarf by Cate Carter-Evans

Log Cabin Scarf

Knitting
November 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
15 stitches = 4 inches
US 8 - 5.0 mm
500 - 600 yards (457 - 549 m)
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With long, sweeping lines that intersect in a bold central motif, this unusual scarf’s best feature is the opportunity it provides to play with color and texture.
 
This unique construction, inspired by quilting, starts with a central triangle worked side to side. You then pick up stitches along the sides of the triangle, and build the shawl outwards in the same way that a quilter adds sequential strips of fabric to make a log cabin quilt block.
 
Choose a subtle gradient, pops of bright color, or bust your stash – this shawl works well with solids, semi-solid, and textured, and variegated yarns, too!

About this Pattern

Skill Level: Brave Beginner / Intermediate

Skills Needed: Basic knitting skills, plus increases (kfb), and picking up and knitting stitches.

Finished Size:
Wingspan: 55 inches / 140 cm
Depth at center: 14 inches / 35 cm

Yarn:
Infinite Twist Hand-spun Sampler, 50 yds x 5 colors of handspun yarn (CC1 – CC5), plus Infinite Twist Halo Heather or Orbit Heather, 100 yds.

Needles:
Three U.S. size 8 / 5.0 mm circular, 32 inch / 80 cm long, or any size yielding correct gauge (two needles and a stitch holder or waste yarn will also work).

Gauge (before blocking):
15 sts over 4 inches / 10 cm in stockinette stitch

Notions: 12 stitch markers, yarn needle.