Friday, May 04, 2007

Laura's Log Cabin Blanket

Laura's Log Cabin Blanket

The log cabin is one of the oldest and most popular quilt patterns. Traditionally, the center square is red - signifying the hearth - and the cabin is built outwards with light colors on one side and dark colors on the other. You can make a series of blocks and attach them in a variety of patterns, or you can make one large one.

The pattern is easily translated to knitting. You may remember the large blanket Kathy made for her daughter and Melanie's log cabin.

Recently our customer Laura brought in her log cabin blanket. I remember when she selected the colors, but what a difference seeing it all together! There's so much energy as the colors play off one another. Laura's blanket is made from Blue Sky Alpaca's Dyed Cotton. It's super soft and it's machine washable.

If you'd like to knit your own log cabin blanket, check out Cottage Creation's booket The Log Cabin Revisited or Mason Dixon Knitting by Ann Shayne and Kay Gardiner.