9.28.2011

Gee's Cabin: Free Pattern

Last spring I participated in a group log cabin baby blanket... it was my first time knitting a log cabin square, and I liked log cabin knitting more than I had anticipated!  After I sent my square in I knew I was going to have to design an accessory to get the log cabin love outta my system.... and so Gee's Cabin was born.  
Gee's Cabin
It's name is derived from both Log Cabin knitting and the Quilts of Gee's Bend (to see more images of these quilts click on "view more photos") which I have always been drawn to!  If there is ever an exhibit of them near you drop everything and go take a gander. 
Gee's Cabin
Worked from the center out, the difference between this and traditional log cabin is that you do not bind off stitches until the whole scarf is complete... instead you work in the round with increases on each long side to create the rectangular shape of the scarf.  This project is PERFECT if you have interchangeable needles as you can just switch out for a longer cord whenever your stitches become cramped on the needle.
Gee's Cabin
This version uses three colors of Alisha Goes Around Pulchritude of Peacocks, in Thrace, Naval Campaign and Eggplanty.  This yarn is divine to work with and Alisha's colors are absolutely YUMMY!
Gee's Cabin
This second version uses two colors of Rowan Kidsilk Haze in Jelly and Cocoa.  I absolutely LOVE the lighter than air hand and transparency of color in this version.  Keep in mind, though, because of the mohair Kidsilk is a bit tricksy to work with.

So, since I am the boss, I made an executive decision that this should be a free pattern through the end of the year... and so enjoy!  I am completely blown away by the support, love and friendship I have found while following this dream of mine and it's time to say THANKYOU!

6 comments:

  1. I am so excited to make this - Thanks so much for providing the pattern for free!!

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  2. Looks so awesome! will have to knit one up for myself

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  3. Love it. I just happen to have some Kidsilk Haze in my stash! :)

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  4. I can't wait to dig through my stash to make this scarf.

    Thank you for the free pattern.

    I need all the stash busters I can get.

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