Normally thought of as a setting for a log cabin quilt, this is the name for some knitted squares. A basket full of yarn balls ranging in size from a bit larger than a golf ball up to tennis ball size necessitated finding a use for the leftover sock yarn.
Self striping sock yarn results in a barn raising pattern when knit into a square. After knitting and blocking (a really good use for a June Tailor Cut 'n Press board, BTW) the resultant square is 7.5 inches square.
This afghan, which is a very long term project, will result in a visual history of all the socks I've knitted. How kewl is that?
For blocking wires I went to my local hardware store and bought some brass acetylene welding rod in the smallest diameter. It is small enough to weave in and out of this square and as an added bonus, it does not rust. I picked up four 12" long pieces for under $5.00