MDK Moderne Log Cabin w/ Circular Needles

I received a request from a fellow knitter in the Mason Dixon Knitting KAL to offer a brief description of how I’m using two circulars instead of binding off each piece. So here’s my best shot…

I would suggest using two circulars, one at least 29″ long and the other… well, longer.

Rectangle one: Using circular needle #1, knit until desired length; leave stitches on circular needle #1.

Rectangle two: Using circular needle #2, pick up garter ridges of rectangle one as pattern says. Knit with new color until desired length; leave stitches on circular needle #2.

Rectangle three: NOW comes the best part. Using circular needle #1, which already holds the stitches of rectangle one, pick up the garter ridges of rectangle 2. Knit with new color until desired length; leave stitches on circular needle #1.

Rectangle four: Using circular needle #2, which already holds the stitches of rectangle two, pick up the garter ridges of rectangle 3. Knit with new color until desired length; leave stitches on circular needle #2.

Repeat these steps, switching form circular to circular as long as you want or can.

As you can see, I’m just getting started on my blanket, so I best I’m going to need to buy some longer circulars or just use waste yarn to hold stitches. Remember to always add yarn on the same side, if you care too.

Clear as mud? Happy Knitting!

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