View Full Version : Nice Comments Made Me Finish Coordinating Area Rug

10-31-2006, 02:51 AM
Thanks again for all the nice words about my My 1st large project, a stitch learning Afghan.

Those words made me finish the coordinating area rug.

The rug was basically done the same as the blanket except I used less colors per strip. I.E. orange, yellow/orange, yellow, yellow/green, green.

The strips were CO in odd numbers, ranging from 9 to 29 stitches.

Size 11 needles

The 1st stitch in every row was slipped, and the last stitch was always knitted.

I attached the strips with mattress stitch and used the slip stich as my guide.

Most yarn was from KnitPicks, if I used a color from Wool of the Andes I used 4 strands, Sierra 3 strands, plus many of the colors also have novelty yarns.

Unlike the Afghan, the area rug was felted.

Most, of the stitches came from the Knitting Stitch Library

The different stitches were selected at random. Some that I used were as follows. . .
Linen, Parallelograms II, Basketweave, Twin Rib (modified) Slip Stitch Honeycomb, Seed, Moss, etc.

Thanks for looking,

P.S. Here is the link to the afghan.

Jan in CA
10-31-2006, 03:11 AM
That is so bright and cheerful! Nice work!

10-31-2006, 04:06 AM
Very pretty!! I love that it's felted too! :cheering:

10-31-2006, 07:11 AM
Very impressive!

10-31-2006, 09:16 AM
Again, spectacular! I was wondeing what you were going to do with the yarn you must have had left over from your afghan! Did you order a sampler package that had all the colors of the WOTA and Sierra from Knitpicks?

nadja la claire
10-31-2006, 09:44 AM
OMGosh, that is far too pretty to walk on. I love it :inlove: :heart: :inlove: :heart: You did a wonderful job :thumbsup: Thanks for posting the pattern :hug:

Nadja xxx

10-31-2006, 10:12 AM
Now that is my kind of rug! I love it!!!!!! :heart: :cheering: :heart:

10-31-2006, 10:51 AM
I agree with nadja -- far too pretty to walk on! Beautiful work!

10-31-2006, 11:31 AM
You did a fantastic job :cheering: :cheering:

10-31-2006, 11:43 AM

10-31-2006, 04:32 PM
Wow! That's amazing! I love all the colors....my mother would love something like that (the brighter and more varied the colors, the better for her).

10-31-2006, 05:43 PM
How cool is that? Wow, you did a great job!

11-01-2006, 04:33 AM
That is just beautiful!! I'd hang it on a wall someplace where I could see it daily. Just so cheery and bright. :happydance:

11-01-2006, 10:52 AM
your rug is a work of art. it's beautiful!

11-02-2006, 03:47 AM
:yay: :inlove: That looks so great. I really love it.