Let’s knit up this Log Cabin Knitting Square today. This is a classic geometric pattern. We are starting in the middle, constructing it from the middle and adding block after block around and around until we complete our entire square of the Log Cabin Pattern. For you quilt lovers, this might be a familiar design to you, but we are knitting it up. This pattern is the second clue of the Bernat Stitch Along that I’m hosting this season. Make sure to check out the Flying Geese, Attic Windows, and Pinwheel Blocks, too. I hope you join me and create the entire blanket during this 6-week KAL.
YARN AND TOOLS for LOG CABIN SQUARE
5 Color Shades of Bernat Blanket Yarn to Knit Log Cabin Square. I’m using all 5 shades for the Blanket in this square. We’ll have our circular needle, scissors, a tapestry needle, and stitch markers.
- Knitting Needles – Size 11 US (8 mm) 36-inch Circular Knitting Needles
- Tapestry Needle – Clover Chibi Jumbo Bent Tip Darning Needle Set
- Scissors – Gold Stork Crane Scissors
- Stitch Markers – Assorted Color Locking Stitch Markers
KNITTING GAUGE for LOG CABIN SQUARE
If you want to check your gauge, your 4″ x 4″ square is knit with 7 stitches and 15 rows in the Garter Stitch.
KNITTING ABBREVIATIONS + TECHNIQUES
LOG CABIN SQUARE
- Approx = Approximate(LY)
- Beg = Begin(ning)
- RS = Right Side
- St(s) = Stitch(es)
- WS = Wrong Side
- Slip Knot
- CO = Cast On Long Tail Method
- K = Knit Stitch
- P = Purl Stitch
- Picking Up Stitches
- Stretchy BO = Bind Off
- Weave In Ends
Need to brush up or learn a new technique? Check out my entire library of Knitting Techniques to help you along as you knit up this project. If you’re new to knitting, you’ll love my Absolute Beginners Knitting Series!
KNITTING PATTERN + CHART
LOG CABIN SQUARE
Section 1: With A, cast on 13 sts. Work in garter st (knit every row), noting 1st row is WS, until piece from beg measures 7″ [18 cm] long, ending on a WS row. Break A.
Section 2: (RS). Join C. Work 3½” [9 cm] in garter st. Cast off knitwise (WS).
Section 3: (RS). With B, pick up and knit 19 sts along right edge of Sections 1 and 2. **Work 3″ [7.5 cm] in garter st from picked up edge, ending on a RS row. Cast off knitwise (WS).**
Section 4: (RS). With C, pick up and knit 19 sts along bottom edge of Sections 1 and 3. Work from ** to ** as given for Section 3.
Section 5: (RS). With D, pick up and knit 25 sts along left edge of Sections 2, 1 and 4. Work from ** to ** as given for Section 3.
Section 6: (RS). With MC, pick up and knit 25 sts along top edge of Sections 3, 2 and 5. Work from ** to ** as given for Section 3.
Section 7: (RS). With D, pick up and knit 31 sts along right edge of Sections 4, 3 and 6. Work from ** to ** as given for Section 3.
Section 8: (RS). With MC, pick up and knit 31 sts along bottom edge of Sections 5, 4 and 7. Work from ** to ** as given for Section 3.
Section 9: (RS). With B, pick up and knit 37 sts along left edge of Sections 6, 5 and 8. Work from ** to ** as given for Section 3.
The free printable knitting pattern and chart for this Flying Geese Block is provided courtesy JOANN.
JOIN THE BERNAT STITCH ALONG
The Bernat Stitch Along creates a beautiful Afghan Blanket over the entire 6 weeks, as well as a bonus Pillow and Basket. These project designs are great for those of you who have completed my Absolute Beginner Knitting Series. There are a lot of cool ideas to intrigue those of you who are a little more advanced.
I reveal a new weekly Clue on my Bernat Stitch Along page on Mondays, starting September 17, 2018. The Clue will include a new video and a link to download a printable knitting pattern. Each weekly video will show you the finished versions of how my section knitted up that week. I’ll also give you an overview by giving close-up knitting tips and techniques to help you fully understand that week’s written pattern.
BLANKET AFGHAN MYSTERY CLUES
OVERVIEW ► Bernat Stitch Along Fall 2018
CLUE 1 ► Flying Geese
CLUE 2 ► Log Cabin
CLUE 3 ► Attic Windows
CLUE 4 ► Pinwheel
CLUE 5 ► Monday October 15, 2018
CLUE 6 ► Monday October 22, 2018
WATCH VIDEO TUTORIAL
LOG CABIN SQUARE
For a complete step-by-step tutorial of this knitting pattern, you can watch my video below. Subscribe to my YouTube channel Studio Knit for more fun knitting ideas!
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