Bridgetown T-Shirt Rugs by Leigh Radford

Bridgetown T-Shirt Rugs

September 2005
7 stitches and 13 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch
US 19 - 15.0 mm
414 - 598 yards (379 - 547 m)
Small 24" x 37"; Large 33" x 51"
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Rugs knitted up using old t-shirts!

Pattern description from Alterknits: “These simple rugs knit up quickly in garter stitch on size 19 needles and give you something creative and useful to do with t-shirts that have passed their prime. If you don’t have enough t-shirts on hand or if you need different colors, ask your friends and family for donations or check for some at your local thrift stores. The colors I chose for these two rugs were inspired by the view from my studio window, which looks out across the Willamette River to the skyline of downtown Portland. The multicolored version (see page 112) represents the entire skyline. For the version at left, I isolated just the reds and pinks.”

Finished Measurements: Small 24” x 37”; Large 33” x 51”

Materials: Approx 18 (26) adult Large or X-Large T-Shirts, cut into 1/2” strips. Note: A men’s large T-shirt, cut into 1/2” strips, yields approximately 23 yards “yarn.”

Needles: One 40” circular (circ) needle size US 19 (15 mm). Change needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Sewing thread, sewing needle, 3.5 (5) yards 7/8”-wide bias tape (optional).

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