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Nina and her granddaughter and Moderne Baby Blanket

Nina and her granddaughter and Moderne Baby Blanket

The book Mason-Dixon Knitting by Kay Gardiner and Ann Meador Shayne (friends and business partners because of the internet) was released in 2006 and has been the inspiration for many log cabin blankets to be knit. I have knit two – one for my youngest sister’s child and one for my lifelong friend Mary…friends since we were 12. And I have participated in many as we Skein Lane knitters have knit for the arrival of new babies within the groups.  The joy and beauty of all them is that even though the design is simple, each one looks different. It’s all about fibers and colors. So, let’s take a look at few of them over the next few days. The most recent completion is one that Nina knit using Sugar ‘n Cream yarn…one of the cheaper and great cotton yarns. She edged the blanket with stockinette which rolls back over the body. This edge is different than the design from Mason-Dixon…and all the better..it’s about being inspired by books and patterns that we see. And then we can take off!

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