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Old 12-03-2008, 02:47 PM   #11
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I think that is a really cool-looking afghan! I have a question though - I went to the Ravelyr link, and there was a link to the pages on Amazon.com. At the end of the text, it says, "Using D, make border as instructed on P. 75". So does anyone have page 75 to tell us what that is??

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Old 12-03-2008, 03:07 PM   #12
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ooo could this be my first KAL ... hmm baby blue, light grey, ecru & white... hmmmm
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I think that is a really cool-looking afghan! I have a question though - I went to the Ravelry link, and there was a link to the pages on Amazon.com. At the end of the text, it says, "Using D, make border as instructed on P. 75". So does anyone have page 75 to tell us what that is??

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BORDER: This is a mitered border that looks like a picture frame. Using a circ needle and D, pick up one stitch in each bound-off stitch from the wrong side of one of the outer edges of the blanket. Knit 4 garter ridges. At the same time, inc one st at ea end of every RS row by knitting into the front and back of the first and last st. BO on the RS. Repeat on the remaining 3 edges. Join the border at the corners using the matt st.

I think it is ok to post this information since the Mason-Dixon gals made the Moderne Log Cabin blanket pattern public and refer to us the border they want us to use.
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Old 12-03-2008, 04:56 PM   #14
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Mason-Dixon book corrections
Here are the corrections for the Moderne Log Cabin 'baby size' blanket:

Moderne Baby Blanket (page 79)
Second paragraph of Block 9 should read, Turn work so that the edge containing Blocks 1, 3, 5, and 7 is at top, RS facing. Place marker 63 garter ridges from the edge. Using D, pick up 54 sts along row ends, starting at Block 7 and ending at the marker. Joining B, pick up 54 sts along row ends to end (108 sts). Keeping colors consistent, K 54 garter ridges. BO.
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If you're a Raveler, and if you're going to knit the LOG CABIN style blanket...you should review all the other LOG CABIN projects shown on Ravelry.

If you're going to make the baby-sized LOG CABIN...
there are 570 blankets to review. WOW!

If you're going to make the adult-sized LOB CABIN...
there are 447 blankets to review. WOW!

Why review all these projects? There's a lot to be learned from those who have gone before us! It doesn't take as long as you might think. I don't open all the projects. I just open the ones that catch my eye, either because they are great, or not-so-great.

1) pick up "tips" TO DO...
2) and things NOT TO DO
3) see how they worked their color placements:
some are GREAT, some are not-so-great, but you can learn
from this too and can avoid what you don't care for
4) see their modifications
5) review their notes
6) see how they worked their borders
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QUESTION:

When we actually start this seamless blanket on Jan 1...should we start a fresh new thread for it?

Right now we are organizing ourselves, and planning our project, so our notes and posts are all over the place. This thread is the pre-planning thread.

Or should we just continue on with this thread?

I need your opinion!
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I think you could start a new one and let this one disappear. You could link to it if you want to or just take from this thread and put the info in the first post of the new one.
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Thanks, Jan. I will do just that. I'll pull out some of the valuable links and info in these postings and put 'em all together in the fresh new thread.

Then I do believe I will lock this thread, or maybe just delete it.
I think "delete" to the testing forum is best, and less confusing.

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I think I'll join in with you all.... I've never done a KAL before, though found the threads interesting and wanted to try, but was busy with the mini-sock project for the troops and didn't have time.

I'm still working on some Christmas knitting projects right now, but should be good to go come January to participate in this KAL... I think it will be fun and exciting to join you.

I like the modern log cabin pattern and will probably do that. I have a lot of stash that needs to be used up and can donate the finished blanket to the homeless veterans' shelter I do knitting for or the Red Cross or someone... unless a friend or family member sees it first and wants it! It looks like a fairly simple pattern and pretty mindless knitting for the most part... right up my alley... especially after the busy holidays!

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I'm using WORD and the 'Insert Shapes' feature to create a blank schematic for the Log Cabin, both the kid and adults schematic.

Here are some photos of them. I printed the blanks for myself...
I'll use them to tinker around with color placement.

The "Insert Shapes" feature in WORD also allows you to fill in colors. So that is what I've done with the color schematic images.

I have about 6 colors plus ecru, and I wanted to use them all but the schematics seem to show that they won't all work out. Just 4 colors. I dunno. I'll keep tinkering.

You could save the blank schematics to your 'puter and print them out if you don't have WORD and Insert Shapes feature. Or, if you will PM me with your real email address, I'll send them to you via email attachment.

This is the Adult Sized Log Cabin blank schematic:


With color (I modified the bottom 2 big squares for a trial):


This is the Baby Sized Log Cabin blank schematic:


With color:


Here is my bag of yarn. The ecru is not in there.

They remind me of PANSY colors! I love pansies!
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