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Shandeh
10-19-2008, 11:04 PM
I've decided to make a bathroom rug, using two strands of cotton yarn throughout. It will be warm, soft and cushy on our cold tile floor this winter. :)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3032/2955788953_d0c8bb54e1.jpg

Here's the pattern I made up for it:

Tiled Bathroom Rug
Holding together two strands of worsted weight cotton yarn throughout, cast on 79 stitches with size 10 (US) knitting needles.
Knit 9 rows in garter stitch, then start the "Tile Stitch" pattern.
Tile Stitch
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: K5, *P4, K1*
(repeat between asterisks to the last 4 stitches), K4
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: K5 *P4, K1*
(repeat between asterisks to the last 4 stitches), K4
Row 5: Knit
Row 6: K5 *P4, K1*
(repeat between asterisks to the last 4 stitches), K4
Row 7: Knit
Row 8: Knit

Repeat Tile Stitch pattern til rug is long enough.
Knit 9 rows, Bind off loosely.

kellybigeyes
10-19-2008, 11:32 PM
I love this!! It will look great. I can't wait to see the finished project.

ritaw
10-20-2008, 02:35 AM
That is going to look great Sandy! You are like wonderwoman. How do you find the time :)

dustinac
10-20-2008, 09:07 AM
:thumbsup: Great idea and can't wait to see it finished!!

KnittingNat
10-20-2008, 09:09 AM
I like how it turning out! And such a great stashbuster too :) I wish i could knit a rug for our bathroom, but we have only a shower, which is actually the floor, so the rug will get constantly wet :( Don't forget to share when it's finished :)

Jan in CA
10-20-2008, 01:09 PM
That's nice, Sandy! Is it black and cream?

Denise in Michigan
10-20-2008, 01:55 PM
What a terrific idea!
I've been scowling at the throw rug in front of my kitchen sink for awhile. If I wash it one more time, I think it will fall apart! I can make one that will last ages, wash well, and be exactly the colors I want--thanks, Sandy!:cheering:

Shandeh
10-20-2008, 04:28 PM
Thanks for all the encouragement everyone! :muah:

Is it black and cream?
It's black, pale pink, and cream. The yarn came from an old Suss poncho kit I bought at Barnes & Noble. The kit was originally $30, but I got it for $10 on clearance.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2200/2095997370_cc882b9c5b.jpg
(Why in the world were they trying to sell a big knitting kit at a bookstore?) :??
There were 8 skeins of yarn in the package, and I still have 5 skeins left, so I should have enough for my rug.

....I can make one that will last ages, wash well, and be exactly the colors I want--thanks, Sandy!:cheering:
Good plan! :thumbsup: I'm glad you like the pattern!

mks22300
10-20-2008, 07:50 PM
That's going to look great Sandy!

WandaT
10-22-2008, 06:52 AM
Great idea! Can't wait to see it finished!