I only happened to have a pair of 9 mm, since I've inherited most of my needles from Mom and her sisters, but nevertheless I thought I'd try my hands on something simple from all the projects in this lovely book. Since, you know, I'm not that great a knitter. The simplest project in the book is one where you use long strips of rags to knit a rag rug. I happened to have some rags I cut from some of my Mom's old T-shirts not long ago, and they seemed perfect for the this project. It didn't hurt that you only had to knit for this project (I still get a bit confused when I have to purl), either.
- pair of BIG knitting needles
- strips of rags
- size nr 9 mm knitting needles were a bit small, next time I do this I'll use 15 mm needles of the circular kind.
- have LOTS of rag strips. They're used up so fast, and unless you want a really tiny rug, you have to have lots.
How to do it:
- cast on as many loops as you'd like your rag to be, lengthwise
- using the so called "garter stitch" pattern (that's where every row on the project is knitted), knit away until the rug is the desired length/you run out of rags.
- fasten off the last row, and add fringes if you like :)
|My rags, and the project page in the book.|
|The finished rag rug. A little odd, both the color scheme and the dimensions, but it was still fun.|
|As you can see, every row is knitted. No purling here!|