We greet 2018 with the glorious news that today is the official start date for Karen Templer’s new Log Cabin Make-along.
What makes Karen’s knitalongs so interesting is that she assembles a panel of knitters who chronicle their projects. For this one, she has recruited two of the most creative folks I know: Veronika Jobe of Yarn on the House and Cal Patch, the high priestess of handmade clothing. Karen, Kay, and I are in the mix too.
We all lay out our game plans over at Fringe Association—no two alike! At all! That’s the glory of log cabin.
For those just tuning in, here’s Karen’s introduction to the knitalong.
There’s a log cabin knitalong conversation well under way over in the Lounge. And lots to see at the Instagram hashtag #fringeandfriendslogalong. We hope you’ll see this as a golden opportunity to knit the new year with a lot of fun.
Need a Guide? Here You Go
If you have never tried log cabin knitting, we think this knitalong is an unparalleled opportunity. It is the simplest of ideas—knitting a block onto another block. I’d like to put in a plug for our recent book that explains it all for you, Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide No. 4: Log Cabin. We spent a lot of time making this little book a complete how-to. The three projects take you on a tutorial of the possibilities of log cabin. You can end up with a batch of dishcloths, a blanket, and a shawl. Or you may veer off into your own project. It’s pretty likely, actually.
And Our Newest Yarn: Donegal Tweed
My logalong project uses Tahki Donegal Tweed, which we have just brought into the Shop, in a palette of a dozen shades we hope you’ll like as much as we do. During the holidays, I got into serious trouble with this classic, rustic yarn—what I thought would be a little swatch for my knitalong blanket ended up more than 15 feet long! It knits on a size 8, so I was cranking squares at a gratifying rate. The 12 colors all go together. Very fun.