Sunday, August 4, 2013


New pattern! I made one today with my brand-new 35's. Interesting experience.


This rug is very easy, very fast, colorful, and extremely comfy on the toes. It’s a great stash buster for all that acrylic yarn you have and will never use.

Approximately 27" x 18"

5 sts and 8 rows = 4" in stockinette.

US 35 straight needles
About 80 yards each of 9 colors of any worsted or Aran weight acrylic (I used Red Heart Solids)
Tapestry needle

Note: Obviously, you don’t HAVE to use 9 different colors. You can use 9 strands of one color (though it might be a little irritating to wind a ball of this) or three strands each of three colors. Or whatever you want.

You’ll start by winding your ball of yarn, which will easily be the most irritating part of this entire project. I used 9 different balls of yarn and wound from the center strand so the skeins collapsed slowly in place instead of spinning erratically and twisting themselves up. I recommend tying all the ends together in a knot when you begin. (You’ll untie this knot later when you weave in ends.) Wind about 80 yards of “rope” from these 9 strands.
Alternatively, you can try to knit the rug with 9 working balls of yarn. Good luck and let me know how it goes.

CO 32 sts and knit three rows.
Begin pattern:
Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Row 2 (WS): K3, p26, k3.
Continue working these two rows until rug measures 16” from beginning of work, ending with Row 1.
Knit three rows.
Bind off.

Weave in ends and voila! Get some of that rubber matting to keep your rug from slipping and prominently display your creation near a door. Toss it in the machine for easy cleaning. Add tassels for fun. 

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