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Old 05-26-2006, 08:05 PM   #1
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Oh no! My pocketbook is going to be hurting now!
Ds & I went to the library this afternoon & I found an awesome book about hand knitted rugs. Every type you can imagine including a Fair Isle one that is done in the round with "built in" fringe!

After looking it over in depth, I've already picked 2 that I just *have* to make for my rugless house. And I just ordered a ton of yarn today. Thank goodness we get paid next week.
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Old 05-26-2006, 08:23 PM   #2
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Which book is it?
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Old 05-26-2006, 08:37 PM   #3
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It's The Knitted Rug: 21 Fantastic Designs by Donna Druchunas.

I am trying to find the yarn she used for that Fair Isle one, but I can't seem to locate it. :(
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I have this book! I haven't looked at it for a while. Are you looking at the one with the diamonds? That's beautiful. Super bulky rug wool? I wonder what's different about rug wool? :thinking: I'd think any super bulky wool would work.

I found these super bulky yarns at Yarndex.
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Sounds like fun!!! I've never knit a rug before, I bet it will be beautiful :D
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Originally Posted by knitaddict
It's The Knitted Rug: 21 Fantastic Designs by Donna Druchunas.

I am trying to find the yarn she used for that Fair Isle one, but I can't seem to locate it. :(
What's the yarn?
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You're going to knit a rug??

That sounds totally ambitious! I think I could do one for a doll house!!

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The yarn for these is very bulky. I'd think they'd knit up fast.

Halcyon Rug Wool is what she used for the Fair Isle one.
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Can I put in my order for a 9x12?
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Originally Posted by Ingrid
The yarn for these is very bulky. I'd think they'd knit up fast.

Halcyon Rug Wool is what she used for the Fair Isle one.
Ah! Well, it says it's 3 ply - I don't think many super bulkies are 3 ply, but I haven't investigated this. Also, the wool could be a particularly sturdy one, and not say, a fine delicate merino. They do have a lot of color choices too.

I did a quick look-see at Yarndex - all the super-bulkies look way too soft and delicate.
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