Homespun Log Cabin Lap Blanket
24 September 2011
I had all these little bits and pieces of Lions Brand Homepun, but not enough of any of it to make anything, so decided to just make a lap blanket of the whole lot. I liked the looks of this log cabin blanket, and thought this was the perfect yarn selection to give it a try. I made one major change from the pattern. Instead of binding off each band, I held the stitches on holders and picked them up for the next band. I was thrilled with the results and will most likely make more of these.
I had initially intended to donate this to charity, but my husband really liked it, so we kept it.
Could you tell me how many stitches you started with and which stitches you put on a holder?
I have lots of Lion Brand Homespun yarn and want to make laphans for a local nursing home.
Thanks a bunch!
I believe I started with 30 stitches for the red center. The beauty of this design is that you can make the initial square or rectangle any size. I just tried to get it roughly square and used all the red I had.
The pattern I used called for casting off each stripe. I instead put those stitches on a holder, so didn’t cast off any stitches until at the very last edge. I have a Boye modular needle set, so actually used a length of nylon with two terminators for holders and could just screw my needles onto it whenever I was working on that particular side. Whenever I was ready to work on the next side, I would pick up stitches on either side of the stitches on the holder from the edges of the adjacent sides stripes.