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Old 03-28-2008, 02:05 AM   #1
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DOH! Log cabin
So I been playing with some lambs pride bulky I have in my stash and I though OOoooOOO log cabin afghan so I CO a few stitches and ended up with......this
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Old 03-28-2008, 07:02 AM   #2
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Looks like you were a bit over enthusiastic with picking up stitches. You pick up one per ridge where you're picking up along the perpendicular rows. Don't ask me how I know.
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Old 03-28-2008, 07:24 AM   #3
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It seems that the spring is bringing log cabin fever...... I'm finishing up a log cabin baby blanket. I'll post a pic over the weekend.

As Ingrid mentioned, you need to be fairly exact in picing up your stitches, one per rib and one per stitch. Mine has come out surprisingly square.

The one issue I have had is ALL THOSE ENDS to weave in. It is making me crazy and no matter how carefully you weave each time you have a color change there are 4 ends (two at the start and two at the stop). My front looks very nice but I am not pleased with the back side.

With the lambspride bulky you can do a felted join and avoid that, but I am using Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino and it doesn't felt.
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Old 03-28-2008, 08:43 AM   #4
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Well, despite the extra stitches picked up, I really like the colors and yarn you've chosen! It's going to be beautiful-so cozy and snuggly looking!

My Mom's making me one and I can't wait to get it! It's looking really pretty, and she's using old stashed LB Homespun for it. It's turning out surprisingly well, seeing as all the colors were purchased at different times and not meant to go together.

Good luck with yours!
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Ingrid may be correct, but I'm also seeing some vignetting at the corners, which makes me think lens distortion -- so maybe the knitting is actually flatter than it appears.

Either way, that's a great start and some very cool color choices. Log cabins can be addicting!
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Yeah i guess I picked up too many stitches but I can never tell with garther, I mean what does a sideways garter stitch supposed to look like? And even if you follow the Mason Dixon log cabin pattern (which I didn't, I kinda made it up off of thiers) they say to knit something like 20 rows and then pick up 29 rows so that's asking you to pick up more stitches than possible.
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Originally Posted by cristina61 View Post
Ingrid may be correct, but I'm also seeing some vignetting at the corners, which makes me think lens distortion -- so maybe the knitting is actually flatter than it appears.
Actually I took the photo on top of one of those excercise balls
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Hmmm, generally you knit something like 30 rows, then pick up 15 sts, or half the number of rows you knit. Did the pattern maybe say to knit 20 ridges... that's 40 rows.
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Actually I took the photo on top of one of those excercise balls
Oh . . . okay, I can see it now. It's like an optical illusion!
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Old 03-28-2008, 04:14 PM   #10
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Mason Dixon actually has some info on their blog page. It's about half way down.
http://www.masondixonknitting.com/archives/2004_02.html
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