Knit a Log Cabin Square

$55.00

Dates: TBD (1 session)
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Eastern 

Unlike Legos, these scrap-busting blocks would be a pleasure to find underfoot in a dark room.

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Description

Spend your evening winding down while building up a simple and colorful little log cabin square. There’ll be a tiny bit of color theory, a simple tutorial on picking up stitches, nice little chunks of easy knitting, and zero purling.

You’ll complete a small coaster-sized sample in this 2-hour class, but the sky’s the limit for how much bigger you want to go or how many squares you want to make!

Techniques to be covered

  • Color selection for a log cabin square
  • Casting on for garter stitch
  • Counting rows in garter stitch
  • Binding off for garter stitch
  • Picking up stitches along stitches
  • Picking up stitches along rows
  • Weaving in ends in garter stitch
  • Optional: binding off with a crochet hook
  • Optional: blocking

Note

  • All knitting class sessions will take place online via Zoom at the appointed times only, and will not be recorded.
  • A Zoom link will be emailed to each student 24 hours prior to each upcoming class session.
  • The online instruction will consist of two windows: one with Sarah’s smiling face, and one with on-camera close-ups for demonstration purposes. Each student’s smiling face will also be viewable in a window.
  • Each student will be responsible for using Zoom (super easy by clicking on a link) on an electronic device that is large enough for the instructor window and demonstration window to be clearly viewed.
  • No refunds.

Skill level

  • Do you know how to knit? Then this class is for you!
  • Are you tired at the end of the day? Then this class is for you!
  • Do you love color? Quick gratification? Making something useful? Then this class is for you!

Materials needed

  • Yarn:
    • a few yards each of lots of different colors of yarn
      • use your stash, find some mini-skeins, or sample a few of your favorite yarns
      • as many different yarns as you want, approximately all the same weight(ish)
      • hold yarns alone or together – you just want to end up with a fairly consistent fabric
    • Colors:
      • one RED red if you have it (just a couple of yards)
      • at least two cool colors (green, green-blue, blue, blue-violet)
      • at least two warm colors (red-violet, other reds, orange, yellow, brown)
      • I like to use yarns that are solid or not quite solid – a little variegation is fine, but not too much or the pattern gets too busy)
  • Needles:
    • a size or two smaller than you would normally use for the chosen yarn weight (use whatever needles you’ve got that are close enough)
    • optional: a needle a size or two larger (for binding off)
  • Notions:
    • safety pin
    • scissors
    • yarn needle (for weaving in ends)
    • optional: T-pins (for blocking)
    • optional: very skinny dpns or blocking wires (for blocking)
    • optional: something to pin log cabin square onto (for blocking)
    • optional: crochet hook in same size as or slightly larger than selected needle size (see chart) (for binding off)
      Chart showing Crochet hook sizes in US and mm

Homework

  • None!