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Old 08-20-2007, 09:35 PM   #1
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Anyone ever made placemats?
Has anyone knitted placemats? If so, do you like/use them? Share pictures!
I'm thinking about knitting placemats, so I'm sure I would want to use 100% cotton, right? I've looked for patterns at knittingpatterncentral.com and they have several, but I think I could find more patterns just using the dishcloth boutique site and make the dishcloth larger.
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Old 08-20-2007, 10:58 PM   #2
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I'm curious to read responces on this. I saw KP had some patterns in their catalog, and I too was thinking about making some placemats. Hopefully people have had a positive experience.

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Old 08-21-2007, 12:11 AM   #3
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I made some a number of years ago from a kit, probably mary maxim or Herschnerr's. I'm not savvy enough to post pics... we use them on occasion. Hope this helps a bit.
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I made a set for my Mom, she loves them as a decoration, doesn't allow food on them though.

I've went through all my links and can't find the picture. I do have the pattern copied. I'll see if she will take a picture.
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Old 08-21-2007, 08:37 PM   #5
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OK, here's the picture if you want the pattern PM me since I can't find the link.

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Old 08-22-2007, 04:10 PM   #6
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felted placemats
i've seen some felted placemats before, and coasters. those were really cute, but they were more modern-style with different swirled colors. i'm sure you could do whatever you wanted with the colors though.
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Old 08-22-2007, 08:53 PM   #7
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Kamie, those are VERY pretty! Did you knit with cotton? Seems you would want to use cotton so it would be easier to wash.
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I saw some in the KnitPicks catalog or you can check it out online. One set was felted but the other was just knit and I think you could download the pattern free.

http://knitpicks.com/knitting+patter..._PL300213.html
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Try dishcloth-type cotton (Sugar and Cream, Peaches & Creme, Lion Cotton, etc.) DOUBLED. Then pick a pattern from a stitch pattern dictionary and knit to size. You'll have thick, sturdy, washable placemats.

If you want to work with two colors, try the ball band dishcloth pattern from Peaches & Creme (it's also in the Mason-Dixon book), or any slip-stitch pattern.

Make swatches first and use them for potholders!
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