Most blankets take quite a long time to knit. But the Log Cabin Spectrum blanket from Purl Soho is a quick, interesting blanket to knit, due to its unusual construction, bulky yarn, and colour palette. This blanket is made by starting in the centre, working towards the perimeter by picking up stitches along the edges of the rectangles. Designers often shy away from using garter stitch as an allover pattern, but in the right design is very effective. Even if you don’t knit this particular project, the construction technique is worth noting.