The Logalong Begins!

By Ann Shayne
January 1, 2018

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  • Looking forward to making my final decision on what I will cast on for the #fringeandfriendslogalong later today. However, I am intrigued by the photo at the start of this post…perhaps it is the colors (gray, blue and greens) or the patterning. Could you share what this pattern is? Thank you and Happy New Year!

    • Hi Bethany! My plan is laid out over at Karen’s post today: https://fringeassociation.com/2018/01/01/log-cabin-knitalong-meet-the-panel/

      I’ll be writing about it here in MDK on Wednesday. Very addicting project!

      • Thanks Ann! I really like your plan; so much so that I have pulled out my stash of Donegal Tweed this evening and hope to use it in my own log cabin blanket.

  • Donegal Tweed yarn is perfect for women’s vests (waistcoats)!

  • A 15 foot swatch may be a new record….

    • She may have been knitting a scarf for the new Doctor Who….

  • I’m IN! Except I’m crocheting, not knitting, and with yarn I don’t particularly like, as it is for Darling Daughter, whose apartment is so stylish and sleek that I’m amazed at the request. I’m doing a kind of courthouse steps blanket in neutrals and pastels. Pouring another cuppa, setting off, and delighted to have the company!

    • Crochet! So curious to see what you do with this idea.

  • I bought a ball of Donegal Tweed 5 or 6 years ago from the LYS in Apple Valley…it’s been one of my favorite go-to yarn’s ever since.
    So very glad you guys have jumped on the bandwagon 🙂

    • When we see a good bandwagon, we get on the wagon!

  • I’m excited about this, having recently rediscovered log cabin knitting with a dish towel that turned out very well! But, who am I kidding? With good color choices and loose bind offs, there’s no such thing as a “bad” log cabin project. Another guide to learning log cabin is a wonderful book called Mason-Dixon Knitting. ; ) If it’s not already in your library of knitting books, it should be!

  • Also, Purl Soho’s Half Log Cabin blanket from a few years ago continues to look intriguing. There is binding off and rotating, but also “flipping.” https://www.purlsoho.com/create/2011/04/03/lauras-loop-half-log-cabin-ombre-blanket/

  • Well, I know I’m an ignoramus, but how does one really participate in this KAL? Just through Instagram posts? I’m knitting a Star-Eyed Julep blanket in Brown Sheep Nature Spun Worsted in saturated bright jewel tones. It’s going to be fabulous!

    • We have a lovely chat going in the Lounge also! I’m trying to get my “first” log cabin project finished so that I can finally cast on my own Star-Eyed Julep, at last.

    • Also on Ravelry in the Mason Dixon Group. Come join us!

  • Oh this looks wonderful!!! During the below Zero days and nights, I want to try new things and the Log Cabin Knitting looks like just the ticket!!! My funds are low however so it will be a while before I can just go buy all of those colors, but Saving up and can’t wait to get started!!! I so love my Snippets! I have never been as engaged in the knitting community as I have been since discovering Mason-Dixon Knitting!!! You guys are such an inspiration and a fresh of breath air into my Knitting life! Thank you so much for that!!!