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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Log Cabin Afghan

Lynda has been busy. She is working away on the squares for the Log Cabin Afghan. I decided to use one colour for the whole afghan. It is Noro Kureyon 416 which is back in stock.
Every ball is wound differently which makes each square distinct. There was no cutting and joining yarn to make the squares mismatched. It would be a lot of work to make the squares match. You would need extra balls and have a lot of ends to sew in.

The border will be dark grey Cascade 220.

A shipment of Kureyon arrived yesterday and we brought back an old colour that would look great in a one coloured afghan. You could do a brown border or light grey would be interesting too.
I was going through my photos looking for something and came across a picture of Lynn's Log Cabin Afghan before she finished putting it together.
This is a great picture to show how the afghan is finished. You pick up along the bottom of one square and knit 5 rows. You then pick up (with a different needle) along the top of another square and knit 5 rows. You do a three needle bind off. You repeat until all the squares are in columns. Lynn's are all in columns and now she will repeat to join the columns. Then you work a border around the whole afghan. It is very easy to do and there is no sewing - everything is joined with a three needle bind off.

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What a gorgeous day. The sun is shining and my garden is growing. I swear that I can see my hostas growing. A couple of days of sun and then some rain at night and they will be huge!

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