Friday, July 3, 2009

knitted woollen rug

Here's my winter knitting project.
It's made of pure wool - using up scraps and re-knitting an old unfinished project.
I used standard 8-ply wool and 4mm knitting needles. It probably wouldn't matter if you varied that, as long as it was consistent throughout.
To knit each square:
Cast on 51 stitches
1st and alt rows - knit
2nd and alt rows - decrease at the middle 3 stitches of the row, by slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slip stitch over.
Continue until 3 stitches remain.
Knit 3 together, and tie off.
To join squares:
I used 42 squares for this little rug, and stitched them together using a herrigbone stitch on both the reverse side, then again in the contrasting brown wool on the top side.

I like this little rug, and have started another.