This was a quick project to make a floor mat with THICK wool and big needles. The mat measures 20 inches square. I am using it in a small spot in front of the sink in the bathroom. Using the log cabin technique, you can make it any size you want.
Yarn: Brown Sheep Burly Spun, 100% wool, 8oz (226 gm) – 1 ball oatmeal, 1 ball wild oak
Needles: 9mm (US 13)
Notes: All rows are knit (garter stitch). A garter ridge is two rows – RS and WS.
To make the central square, cast on 20 stitches, knit 20 garter ridges, cast off leaving last stitch on the needle.
Turn and pickup along edge. Knit 10 garter ridges. Continue in log cabin style (see my earlier post) for this round. I changed color for the last two sides.
For the second round, I knit 5 garter ridges to make the rug the size I wanted. I used both colors.
This was quick to make but was a bit more effort than usual because of the thick wool and big needles (a workout for your hands).
Next up, I am going to make a kitchen rug using cotton (double stranded with big needles) from the Mason Dixon Knitting book.