Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide No. 4: Log Cabin.

The fourth installment of the Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide series is here! Let’s take a peek inside.

Ann Shayne and Kaye Gardiner’s series of Field Guides are pocket-sized booklets focused on a particular theme or knitting technique. The theme here is Log Cabin, a motif you may recognize from quilting. In knitting, it’s a modular technique that builds one square or rectangle at a time from the center out, picking up stitches along one edge of the last piece that was knitted.

Ann and Kay offer what they call “instructions on how to improvise,” a variety of log cabin constructions, along with a few patterns making use of the technique.

Ann Weaver’s “Ninepatch Blanket” is knit with Berroco Ultra Alpaca, an old faithful of our worsted weight section here at the shop, though we have many solid blanket-making contenders.

Look for the Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide No. 4 here at the shop! See you there.