Monday, March 28, 2011

Doily Rag Rug

Knitting was never my obsession. It is tedious and takes so long to have anything to show for your work. That is, until I found this free Doily Rag Rug pattern over at Because the "yarn" and needles are so BIG you can quickly see results. *instant gratification*  It is SO much more elegant than the usual rag rug you may be familiar with. And considering it is only the second project I have knitted in the last thirty-five years, I would say it can be a beginner pattern.

I did watch some how-to videos to refresh my memory on knitting basics and asked one question of my knitting friends. The most time consuming part was the preparation of the strips prior to beginning. It took four hours to cut/tear the strips from the sheet and attach them to each other!

A second hand store sheet (washed, of course) makes this an inexpensive, elegant rug. Nice enough for a gift in my opinion. Even if you are a beginner, you should try this project. After all, one can only use SO many scarves! :o)

Blessings to you~ Luci

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1 comment:

  1. If you have arthritis in your fingers this would be very difficult and painful to make. It takes a fair amount of hand strength to wrangle the strips of sheet around the needles.