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Ronda 05-04-2009 09:48 AM

area rugs
 
If you were going to knit yourself some basic area rugs, what yarn would you use? (These area rugs would be for your kitchen.)

khaosx5 05-04-2009 09:52 AM

I wouls use a craft cotton like Bernat Handicrafter or Lily Sugar 'n Cream...
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of troy 05-04-2009 11:36 AM

For a kitchen (or bath) i'd likely use cotton (LB kitchen cotton/bernat's crafters cotton/sugar n cream/peaches n cream)

I have made bath mats, using 2 strands held together, and while i thought is was a stupid idea at first (all that work to walk on!) i must say, i love my knit bathmats! they are so comfy under foot (i am likely to make my self some more.. (i did make 2 for my DD--one perfectly matches her shower curtain!-by sheer luck!) and she too is impressed at how comfy they are under foot.)

I have thought about (and one day yet might do it) making a wool area rug.. knit loose and over sized, and then full/felted down to a smaller size.. but i wouldn't make a wool rug for a kitchen.
kitchen rugs/mats get dirty quickly and need to be washed often.. cotton is the way to go i think!

Plantgoddess+ 05-04-2009 11:42 AM

I have made a couple for my bathroom using old sheets torn in strips. They are absorbent and the sheets being purchased in the early seventies are colorful.

Jan in CA 05-04-2009 01:34 PM

For kitchen and bath I agree..I'd use cheap dishcloth cotton, too.

suzeeq 05-04-2009 02:31 PM

Cotton probably. Maybe a blend.

pinktoque 05-04-2009 02:34 PM

My co-worker was telling me about her latest knitted bath mat craze, and she usually holds 4 (4!!) strands of cotton together and does a bobble type stitch to create some texture. She says it makes awesome bath mats.

I haven't made bath mats myself yet, but if I did I'd go cotton as well.

cftwo 05-04-2009 04:02 PM

Cotton. The Mason Dixon knitting book has a pattern for one that is made holding 3 strands of dishcloth cotton together.

Jan in CA 05-04-2009 04:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pinktoque (Post 1227740)
she usually holds 4 (4!!) strands of cotton together and does a bobble type stitch

:zombie: That sounds painful to knit! :lol:

pinktoque 05-04-2009 05:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jan in CA (Post 1227770)
:zombie: That sounds painful to knit! :lol:

Ugh, I know, right?! She says she uses "big honking needles" but... still... :lol:


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