Log Cabin Mitts

What fun!

Learn the basics of Log Cabin design in a short, quick project!!

In Part 1 of this pattern, you’ll knit a pair of semi-traditional log cabin squares. No intarsia required! Then in Part 2, you’ll use a clever combination of joinery and miter techniques common to log cabin knitting to transform those squares into a unique pair of fingerless gloves with a neatly sculpted thumb gusset.

They’re highly addictive and a great way to use up small amounts of yarn. The pattern is written for three colors in a particular arrangement, but you may distribute the colors as you like. In order for them to be a mirrored set, the two log cabin squares are worked differently from each other — one in traditional fashion and one not — both with strategic live stitches to be joined in Part 2.

Skills We will have kits available for purchase at the time of class. We will be using Shepherd’s Wool for Michigan for our projects and after that you will be on your own. The pattern is free on the Fringe Website and is designed by Karen Templar.

Skills Required: Knitting

Skills Learned: 

  • Log Cabin Technique
  • Picking up stitches
  • 3 needle bind off
  • tricks to minimize weaving in ends


  • Kit from knitch ( $10.00)
  • US size 6 needle (straights or circular 24″ – pattern is knit flat)
  •  a foot or so of smooth waste yarn

Saturday    *     March 10, 24    *   9-11 am   *     Sally    *   $35