Baa Rug by Becca Smith

Baa Rug

Knitting
February 2009
Brown Sheep 100% Wool Roving
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
3 stitches and 5 rows = 4 inches
in seed st with roving and yarn held tog.
US 50 - 25.0 mm
26" wide, 45" long, and 1 1/2" thick before felting
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This pattern is available from interweave.com for $6.50.

Pattern Description from Interweave Knits, Spring 2009: “Simple moss stitch has a sculptural, intensely tactile quality when Becca Smith blows it up with unspun wool roving and size 50 needles. A wool reinforcing thread and needlefelted embellishments give the Baa Rug structure and durability.”

Finished Size: 26” wide, 45” long, and 1½“ thick before felting; 20” wide, 33” long, and 1” thick after felting (as shown).

Yarn: Brown Sheep Nature Spun Fingering (100% wool; 310 yd 283 m/50 g): #601 pepper, 1 ball.

Fiber: Brown Sheep 100% Wool Roving (100% wool): copper, 4 lbs; black, 6 oz.

Needles: Size 50 (25 mm): 24” straight needles. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Needlefelting needle; optional supplies for felting: mild dish soap; white vinegar; thick rubber gloves.

Pattern may be found on page 90 and photos on page 39.