Liberty Wool Print Log Cabin Blanket

In their wonderfully funny book, Mason Dixon Knitting, Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne explore knitting their way. The subtitle says it all, "The Curious Knitters' Guide: Stories, Patterns, Advice, Opinions, Questions, Answers, Jokes and Pictures Created for Knitters Everywhere Who Share the Give 'em Hell Spirit of Picking up the Needles and Making Stuff".

The Log Cabin Blanket is based on the construction of a traditional log cabin quilt. You start with a garter stitch rectangle in the middle, and pick up stitches around it in gradually increasing concentric rectangles. With 25 solid and 19 available colorways, machine-washability, AND super softness, Liberty Wool seemed like a logical choice for Betsy's Log Cabin Blanket (that's Betsy Perry, the owner of CEY). And it's gorgeous.

Also introducing her adorable granddaughter--she's modeled for us before, you may recognize her! I love the combination of prints and solids...

And its not just for people-lounging. It's for the whole family!

Pick up a copy of Mason-Dixon Knitting, if not for the patterns, then for Ann and Kay's sharp wit, funny stories, and sometimes self-deprecating knitting humor. One of my favorite lines captions a photo of a large log cabin blanket covering a queen size bed. "Don't be shy about letting company see that you've knitted an entire bedspread. (They already know you're crazy.)" Ha!

1 comment:

  1. That would be one lovely knitting to complement my queen beds for cheap layout. Don't get me wrong as those knits can actually make mine very luxurious. Thanks for the idea. I hope to find something like that at Kohl's later.