Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne are the rock stars of the knitting community--fans flock to their popular blog (masondixonknitting.com) for a daily dose of knitting genius, tips, and humor. In their first book, Mason-Dixon Knitting, you'll find practical advice, instruction, and more than 30 incredible patterns. Want a taste? Check out the details below for making your very own Moderne Log Cabin Blanket. --Daphne Durham
Pattern Preview: Moderne Log Cabin Blanket
This lightweight blanket in a sophisticated wool/silk yarn proves that a log cabin can go to the Big City. There is no "center patch," and there are blocks of color instead of concentric strips. Drape it over a Barcelona chair, or your shoulders, and enjoy.
SIZE: 60" x 50" (150 cm x 124 cm) MATERIALS: Silky Wool by Elsebeth Lavold, [1.76 oz (50 g) balls, each approx 192 yds (176 m), wool/silk] A: cream 4 balls B: brown 5 balls C: light purple 5 balls D: dark purple 5 balls Size 6 (4mm) needles GAUGE: 22 sts + 44 rows = 4" (10 cm) in garter stitch. Note: Throughout pattern, always pick up and bind off stitches on the RS. See entire pattern
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Chock-full of amusing anecdotes and helpful tips for knitters, this book also includes 30 patterns for practical but lovely dishcloths, cushions, and rugs, as well as sexy knitted nightwear, ethereal scarves, and cute baby gifts.