Mar
02

Log Cabin Knit Squares

knit log cabin squares | Ask Me MondayLog Cabin Knit Squares

On this week’s episode of Ask Me Monday, I discuss the foundation of creating modular pieces by showing how to create Log Cabin knit squares. Watch the tutorial, then play around with the practice swatch below!

 


This episode of Ask Me Monday is sponsored by Knitter’s PrideKnitPro

See more KP products during “Vic’s Tips” segments of The Knit Show!

Featured product: Knitter’s Pride Ginger Double Pointed Needle Set & Smart Stix DPNs

 

Log Cabin Knit Square: Swatch it!

Log Cabin Knit Square | Vickie Howell

MATERIALS

Worsted Weight Yarn in Colors A, B, C & D (I used Ewe Ewe Yarns Wooly Worsted)

Knitter’s Pride Ginger DPNs (I love my full set!)

DIRECTIONS

BLOCK 1:

Using Color A CO 5 sts.

Rows 1-18: Knit.

BO on RS, leaving last st on the needle.

BLOCK 2:

With RS facing, rotate 90 degrees clockwise.

With Color B, PU 10 sts along the long edge of BLOCK 1.– 11 sts.

Row 1 (WS): K to last 2 sts, k2tog (this will get rid of the Color A st.)

Rows 2-8: Knit.

BO on RS, leaving the last stitch on the needle.

BLOCK 3:

With RS facing, rotate your work 90 degrees clockwise.

With color C, PU 5 sts along the short edge of BLOCK 2, and 5 sts along CO edge of BLOCK 1. — 11 sts.

Work as for BLOCK 2, beginning with Row 1.

BLOCK 4: 

With RS facing, rotate your work 90 degrees clockwise.

With Color B, PU 5 sts along the CO edge of BLOCK 3 and 10 sts along the long edge of Box 1 — 16 sts

Work as for BLOCK 2, beginning with Row 1.

BLOCK 5:

With RS facing, rotate your work 90 degrees clockwise.

With Color D, PU 5 sts along the short edge of BLOCK 4, 5 sts along the BO edge of BLOCK 1, and 5 sts along the short edge of BLOCK 2. — 16 sts

Work as for BLOCK 2, beginning with Row 1.

BLOCK 6:

With RS facing, rotate your work 90 degrees clockwise.

With Color A, PU 5 sts along the short edge of BLOCK 5, 10 sts along the BO edge of BLOCK 2, and 5 sts along the short edge of BLOCK 3. — 21 sts.

Work as for BLOCK 2, beginning with Row 1.

BO last remaining st.

Log Cabin Knit Square Swatch | Vickie Howell

FINISHING

Weave in ends. Block piece, if necessary.

 

Wärme Log Cabin Knit Square Mitts: Knit Them!

Log Cabin Knit Mitts | The Knit Vibe

Put your skills to work by making the Warme Mitts by Ewe Ewe Yarn’s Heather Walpole from my book, The Knit Vibe, available in our YarnYAY! shop, on Amazon or wherever you get your books!

The Knit Vibe by Vickie Howell Cover

 

 

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