Pretty Cast On - PicnicKnits "You actually cast on 1/3 the number of stitches, using the long-tail method over two needles. Then in each stitch you work a (k, yo, k) to bring it up to the required number."
This is a 10 stitch Blanket which 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.
How to Join in the Round Invisibly To join in the round invisibly, cast on one more stitch than your pattern calls for. Then, when you’re ready to join in the round, slip this extra stitch to the left needle. Using the working yarn and the yarn tail held together, knit the first two stitches together. Now drop the tail and knit as you normally would.