Building Blocks by Helena Timms

Building Blocks

September 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 28.5 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch worsted version
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
831 - 1094 yards (760 - 1000 m)
One size
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A modular knit pattern inspired by Jenga stacking blocks and Log Cabin quilts. This pattern is very adaptable – it can be knit in any weight of yarn, in separate pieces or continuously, in multiple colours or gradient/fades, with as few or as many patterned sections as desired, as a scarf, wrap or blanket, and can even be adapted for crochet.

There are two pattern sections, one based on log cabin quilt patterns, and one based on tower building block games. There are eight different pattern options given so you can choose which version you prefer, or even make up your own as you go along.


4ply version: 26 sts x 42 rows to 10cm/4” in garter stitch on 3.75mm needles after blocking
Worsted version: 19 sts x 28.5 rows to 10cm/4” in garter stitch on 5mm needles after blocking


4ply version: 3 skeins, approx. 1000m
Worsted version: 4 skeins, approx. 760m