Finished Project: Nature Wool Log Cabin Blanket

January 22, 2007 by
Filed under: Knitting 

Project Specs:
Pattern: I used the “How to Log Cabin” instructions from Mason-Dixon Knitting as a starting point.
Yarn: Araucania Nature Wool Chunky, 4 skeins of color 130; 2 skeins each of colors 121, 129, 102, 123, 116, and 125
Needles: US 10 circulars, various lengths
Size: 37″ x 56″

Finally, a finished 2007 project. I love this blanket but it’s a gift. So off it goes. I have enough Nature Wool left to make another, but I think I’ll save those for some matching pillows. It’s a good sign that as soon as I finished this project, I wanted to cast on for another log cabin blanket. It’s a great project for knitting in a dark movie theater, where the bulk of this was knitted.

With this project out of the way, now I can focus on the other 12 unfinished projects I’ve started. TWELVE! What happened? I started last year with only one unfinished project. Maybe it’s not my growing stash that makes me anxious, but the growing number of unfinished projects.


13 Comments on Finished Project: Nature Wool Log Cabin Blanket

  1. Cara on Mon, 22nd Jan 2007 11:28 am
  2. BEAUTIFUL! I’m missing some log cabin in my life – I’ve been thinking a lot about it lately. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Anastacia on Mon, 22nd Jan 2007 2:53 pm
  4. Beautiful, absolutely beautiful. I’ve made a few log cabin afghans too, but I’ve made them in one piece, not the smaller squares – though I love how the smaller squares play together with one another.

  5. Cirilia on Mon, 22nd Jan 2007 4:14 pm
  6. Gorgeous! Garter stitch is so underrated.

  7. Monika on Mon, 22nd Jan 2007 9:22 pm
  8. Wow, that’s absolutely gorgeous! Love the yarn you used! No wonder you are ready to knit another one! ;o)

  9. Juls on Tue, 23rd Jan 2007 2:11 am
  10. absolutely stunning! I’m impressed you were able to part with it :)

  11. kay on Tue, 23rd Jan 2007 3:44 pm
  12. I love this so much. The variations in the colors give it such dimension, and your color choices are sublime. Hope it’s going to a very good (by good I mean APPRECIATIVE) home! xox Kay

  13. Diane on Tue, 23rd Jan 2007 7:36 pm
  14. Your log cabin is fab! I love garter stitch and your color choices just pop it. It gives me inspiration to start another Mason-Dixon pattern – The Moderne quilt.


  15. Pam Yuill on Sun, 28th Jan 2007 9:30 am
  16. This reminds me of the quilts of Gee’s Bend Alabama.

    I have a question (dumb, I’m sure since I’m a beginner):

    I made the log cabin square which looks perfect from the front but the back has those lines of stitches which show up on the back when you change colors. How do you get the back to look as good as the front???

    Thanks so much (in advance) for answering)


  17. BethC on Sun, 28th Jan 2007 11:28 am
  18. Beautiful!

  19. nona on Wed, 31st Jan 2007 8:31 pm
  20. Love it — what a beautiful FO and an incredible gift!

  21. Lee T. on Mon, 12th Feb 2007 7:58 am
  22. Most gorgeous knitting and colors. Reminds me also of Gees Bend quilts, which I have post cards of hanging in my bath room. I’m looking for a similar pattern to felt.

    [...] I’m still not tired of log cabin knitting. This is basically the same design as the Nature Wool Log Cabin Blanket but with only 4 squares of log cabin. And since people tend to ask about t [...]

  23. wendy on Wed, 31st Dec 2008 9:44 pm
  24. I know it has been a while since you did this post but did you follow a pattern or make your own? and if so could you post a link?
    Thanks you so much,

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