Project of the Month classes are designed to help you get started on a specific project. The class will be 1 to 2 sessions, depending on the complexity of the pattern. A sample of the pattern will be available so you have a chance to see a finished project.
October/November: Build a Blanket Log Cabin Blocks
Let's build a blanket together! Log Cabin Blocks are a great way to play with color, are portable and are super fun to make.
Dates: Wednesdays, Nov 7 and Nov 28, 7-9pm
Class Price: $62
Prerequisites: Must be able to cast on, knit, purl, bind off.
In the first session, you will learn how to make a basic log cabin block, working in garter stitch 'logs' around a center square. We'll examine the myriad possibilities log cabin knitting presents, from using different yarn weights, to varying color and size, to arranging blocks in different ways. Choose a block style from the provided templates or design your own.
In the second session you'll learn finishing methods, from weaving ends to assembling with seams and bind-off joins.
Picking up stitches
Basics of working a log cabin block
Design considerations (yarn weight, color size)
Three needle join
3 colors (A, B, C - approx 30 yards each) of worsted weight yarn in light or bright coordinating colors
Needles one size smaller than recommended on the ball band
Third needle in the same size for joining
Basic knitting supplies (scissors, tapestry needle, ring markers)
Homework: With color A, cast on 5 stitches. Knit 9 rows.