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Old 12-12-2008, 10:23 PM   #41
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Old 12-13-2008, 09:56 AM   #42
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I am interested in joining, but I have 2 concerns. One, the back of the log cabin type blanket looks bad to me.
Also, is there a way to slip the first stitch to make it easier to pick up stitches? thank you
If you weave your ends neatly, it doesn't look bad at all, IMHO. You can see here a photo of a log cabin blanket i made and i took photos of the back too. I think it looks pretty ok. Slipping the first stitch and purling the last one will definitely make a neater edge and make it easier to pick up stitches for the next blocks.
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Old 12-13-2008, 12:20 PM   #43
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I am interested in joining, but I have 2 concerns. One, the back of the log cabin type blanket looks bad to me.
Also, is there a way to slip the first stitch to make it easier to pick up stitches? thank you
I don't like the back either which is something that has kept me from doing many of the block patterns. Weaving in the ends neatly will help, but you will always have the purl bump color change. It's the nature of the beast though regardless of the type you do unless you do it in one piece.
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Old 12-13-2008, 05:19 PM   #44
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There's a Log Cabin Kal over at Ravelry, and I've been reading quite a bit in it. There are some great tips on how to leave the stitches 'live', instead of binding off and picking up again.

Quite a few experienced Log Cabiners have shared some good tips, which I will post in our KAL once it gets rollin'.

If you are already a Raveler, there is a LOG CABIN KAL in the Mason-Dixon Group. It has 256 posts, some as recent as the past two weeks, so people are keeping it alive. It would be helpful if we read all of those posts before our Jan KAL.

When our KAL gets rollin', I'll take a roll call...and ask if everyone is a Raveler. If not, then we who are Ravelers could copy/paste "tips" (in our KH-KAL) that we think will be helpful to us all!
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Old 12-14-2008, 06:10 PM   #45
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I found this info on making flat seam backs for the LC. It's for Rav only..sorry.

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Beth...to-log-cabin-5
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Old 12-14-2008, 07:26 PM   #46
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I think I will dig out the log cabin blanket I started way back in June when Dustinac hosted the Log Cabin Kal. really liked working on it at the time, but then July started and it was sort of put away.
I have one skein of about 5-6 Caron Simply brites and will just keep going till I run out. It should be just big enough for my 2 year old, so she can cuddle up with it on the sofa.
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GOOD IDEA, Karina! Get that WIP moved over to the FO's!
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Hi, I've wanted to do the Log Cabin ever since I got my Mason-Dixon book. I just found this thread today, but, I'll work hard and catch up if there's room
I definitely have enough stash to get a good start on it.

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Hi, I've wanted to do the Log Cabin ever since I got my Mason-Dixon book. I just found this thread today, but, I'll work hard and catch up if there's room
I definitely have enough stash to get a good start on it.

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There's always room! We will start the the Seamless Blanket on January 1st! I'll post a fresh new thread for the KAL! This thread is just a preliminary...to give everyone a running start...let's call it HIT THE GROUND RUNNING!
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Hi Everyone,

I have a friend that will be delivering a baby in March. Her shower is at the end of January. I picked out my yarn today. I chose Plymouth Encore. The needle that is recommended (8) is larger than the yarn that the pattern calls for. I know that knitting on the 8's will make the blanket larger but do you think that it will matter?
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