I got rollin' on my MINIMALIST LOG CABIN last night!
It is knit with Knit Picks City Tweed HW.
Four skeins of Snowshoe, Cottontail and Toad.
Five skeins of Tabby.
Casted on with a US8. Makes a denser, cushier garter stitch!
Warm and cozy! The first block (Toad) is 2.75" x 10". This will guarantee that the blanket will turn out rectangular! Each of the logs will be 11 ridges, which measures about 2.75", too.
The "minimalist" basically goes round and round in rectangles-around rectangles. You can change colors for every log, or
you can make a complete one color 4-sided 'fence'
, and each fence in a different color as you work your way out!
I intend to take this LOG CABIN up to the mountains with me. I'm tired of bickering with DH about the temperature in the cab of the truck. I freeze in summer cuz of his air conditioning...and if I turn it off...he rolls down his window...and that draft circulates right behind MY head! So, this warm and cozy blankie is going to be my saviour and sanity!
I am modeling mine after this one below,
seen on Rav!
Andy and I used the same yarn, and all the same
neutral colors...except Andy used Dungarees for his
accent color! I love his, too...but wanted mine to more
closely resemble the forest...trees, bark, moss and ferns!
Andy got his inspiration from this Log Cabin:
This is my yarn: