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Old 05-17-2007, 05:27 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by michellebreton View Post
OK.....how do I insert that link to make it work?

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I'm sorry, your link worked. I should have tried to click on the link first instead of cutting and pasting.

SO sorry!!
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Old 05-17-2007, 05:28 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by michellebreton View Post
I've been wanting to make this mat from the Lion Brand website http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/...html?noImages=

I got two cones of Peaches and Cream from Walmart, though.

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What you need to do is add up the yardage of the cones that you purchased. Then compare it to the yardage required in the pattern. Also take into account if it's the same weight (worsted, etc.). If they are they same weight, then just compare the yardage to see if you have enough.

Oh, and I like the mat. It's basic, but cute! I like the edging. Plus, it looks much easier on the hands than the one I made!
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Old 05-17-2007, 05:29 PM   #23
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mare-nitt, I would prefer cotton or a cotton blend yarn for a bathmat. But you can use whatever you prefer :grin:

For me it's important that the mat is machine-washable, durable, sturdy and that it does not take days for drying. And for this project I prefer a smooth yarn, nothing hairy.

Of course you can use circs. They are great for nearly every project.

What about an easy basketweave pattern like the one on my picture above? Or another knit/purl pattern.....there are lots of them on the net (and I bet in your knitting books too )

But you can use every pattern you want....why not knit a mat with cables or lace pattern? Ooooh, I have to stop thinking about that
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Old 05-17-2007, 05:30 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by auburnchick View Post
I'm sorry, your link worked. I should have tried to click on the link first instead of cutting and pasting.

SO sorry!!

That's OK..I'm just glad it worked. I actually posted my question before you posted yours since I couldn't get it to work myself.

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Old 05-17-2007, 05:34 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by Krautie View Post
But you can use every pattern you want....why not knit a mat with cables or lace pattern? Ooooh, I have to stop thinking about that
Oh my...lace bathmat...now you're getting fancy!!!

I cannot imagine doing lace for something that big!!! Of course, I've been working on my fan lace socks forever, it seems.
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Old 05-17-2007, 05:39 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by auburnchick View Post
Oh my...lace bathmat...now you're getting fancy!!!
But it will dry very fast

Lace for a big project is very easy to knit: there are almost only holes to do
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Old 05-17-2007, 06:48 PM   #27
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yo, ssk, yo, k2tog...

Oh, it's pretty, but actually, I have gotten to where I can't stand ssk. My current project has so many of these things!

But you're right about the quick dry...hmmm...
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Old 05-17-2007, 08:10 PM   #28
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Thanks, Krautie!!

I'll try to get a pic up soon. It got pushed to the side with the move. I haven't even brought it out to my knitting chair yet!
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Bath mat
I'm curious about knitted bath mats. I'm wondering if they would slide around on the floor too easily. How well do they dry out if you hang them up after use?
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Old 05-18-2007, 09:28 AM   #30
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OK, Im in!!!! Last summer, after just learning how to knit, I made a boat-neck sweater in Sugar-n-cream varigated cotton. is all I can say about it..... Ive been wondering what I could do with the yarn if I undid the sweater, and this ought to be PERFECT for a project like that!

I won`t be able to start till sometime next week - have to figure out how to un-do the sweater first....

I found in some spots in the sweater the yarn formed "balls" of one color or the other ( I didn`t know I should change yarn balls every few rows with varigated ). I shouldn`t have the same problem with the mat because its being knit with 2 strands, right?

Yeah, another project......

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