Little socks and a log cabin dishcloth

Here area couple of recently finished projects. The socks are for my 5 yr old son. They were my first try at short row heels. So I’m pretty proud of them. DS loves them, so that’s what counts.

I just discovered the log cabin technique and thought I’d try it out with some leftover dishcloth cotton. It was very fun to do and I like the look of it. Oh, and I added a row of single crochet around the edges. That seemed to really complete it.

Great job on the socks and dishcloth!

Lovely. I have been meaning to try log cabin-ing myself but haven’t. :slight_smile: You make me want to though!!!

Cute socks. I think socks for kids are daring because once they are finished the kid is likely to out grow them!
I’ve done a few Log Cabin dish cloths, it’s a great way to test the technique and use up some left over cotton. Yours is nice.

I love the socks! That yarn is great!

I never thought of practicing log cabin on a dishcloth. Your’s turned out really good. The Mason Dixon Knitting book has a good log cabin bathroom rug. I made it, and my kids just love it. I’ll bet you would enjoy the pattern as well.

So, how do you pick up the stitches on that log cabin without creating a really yucky looking back? On my road trip, I was trying it out from the Mason-Dixon book but I got this horrible ridge on the back and I can’t for the life of me figure out how to fix it. I tried picking up the stitches all kind of ways but STILL got that ridge. UGH!

Love the socks too! I wish I was brave enough to give it a shot. I even bought some awesome yarn on Long Island. Right now, I just look at it and dream.

Larudden - As for picking up stitches, I just did it the only way I know how. You can tell the back is the back, but it doesn’t look that bad.

Don’t most knitted pieces have a RS and a WS? I consider the side with the ridges the WS, and I make sure that I pick up stitches so that the ridges are on the WS each time.

Adorable! I love the colors on those socks!:cheering: