10 stitch Blanket - it spirals till you run out of yarn. And you only need a pair of little double-pointed needles to do a whole blanket. None of the tedious pick-up-stitches across a whole long seam, as you have to with most "log cabin" patterns.
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Free Knitting Pattern for Stuffy Owl by Amanda Berry - This simple owl is knitted in one piece, with eyes and beak are added after knitting using duplicate stitch (though I imagine you could adapt for stranded colorwork). Approximately 10cm tall and 9cm wide. Designed by Amanda Berry