Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden Placemats by Dawn Seymour

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden Placemats

Knitting
January 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 45 rows = 4 inches
in diagonal slipped stitch pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
640 yards (585 m)
One Size
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This pattern was originally published as Fiber Rhythm Craft & Design’s contribution to the 2019 Rose City Yarn Crawl, March 7-10, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. Each shop’s pattern(s) will be available free with purchase at that shop during the Rose City Yarn Crawl. All patterns will also be available for download individually or as part of our 2019 Collection: A Walk in the Park: 2019 Rose City Yarn Crawl Pattern Collection.

These colorful placemats take their inspiration from the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens, part of the Portland Parks system. Beginning in early spring and continuing into summer, the over 2,500 rhododendrons, azaleas, and companion plants in the garden provide a magnificent display of color, giving visitors the opportunity to view many varieties rarely seen in the Pacific Northwest. Stroll through the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden park, then settle down with these colorful placemats for a lovely picnic!

Yarn
(6) balls, (2) each color Fiber Rhythm’s Creekside Cotton (100% Cotton, 180 yards/1.75 oz). Hand dyed by Art by Eve. Yardage needed for (2) placemats: Color A: Teal, 190 yards; Color B: Rose, 210 yards; Color C: Purple, 240 yards.

Finished Measurements
13” x 19”

Gauge
27 stitches and 45 rows in diagonal slipped stitch pattern = 4 inches.

Please note this is a stretchy textured stitch pattern. Measure your gauge with the swatch at rest and not overly stretched. This item is not overly dependent on gauge.

Needles
US 4 (3.5mm) straight or circular needles for main rectangle; 36” (or longer) circular for border

Notions
Tapestry needle
(4) stitch markers
Size E crochet hook (for picking up stitches)

Skill Level
Advanced Intermediate