Deco Mug Mat
Grab some of your favorite DK leftovers and create something fancy for your home! This is a decorative mug mat with a dramatic brioche motif, surrounded by two-color garter stitch stripes and two-color brioche borders. The design has a very Art Deco look, resembling the top of the Chrysler Building in New York! This mug mat is knit flat, and is the perfect size for your morning cup of coffee or tea.
Skill level: Beginner - Intermediate. Techniques used: brioche knit, brioche purl, simple brioche increases and decreases, knitting, purling.
This is a great project for two-color brioche beginners!! A small project, no need to worry about fit and you can play with color! Add some fun stripes, or create a neutral piece! Think of it like a practice swatch that you can put out on your favorite coffee table! Quite the conversation piece. And two-color brioche creates a gorgeous reversible fabric, so now it’s like you have 2 mug mats! I love placing the Contrast Side up, and using colors with striking contrast!
This pattern is both written and charted, for your convenience!
Size: 7” / 17.8cm wide, 8” / 20.3cm at widest point by 8” / 20.3cm depth at longest point (all taken after blocking).
Main color (MC): 37yds / 29.2m light Worsted wt.
Contrast color (CC): 35yds / 27.4m DK wt.
(Please note that Shepherd’s Wool is a light worsted weight yarn, and therefore much closer to DK weight. Feel free to substitute DK weight for the Main Color.)
Mat 1: MC: 1 skein Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd’s Wool Worsted in Midnight Lake
CC: 1 skein House of A La Mode Dreamy DK in Strawberry Rhubarb
Mat 2: MC: 1 skein Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd’s Wool Worsted in White
CC: 1 skein Hedgehog Fibres Merino DK in Tulp, with small stripe of Hedgehog Fibres Merino Singles in Where’s My Bike
Mat 3: MC: 1 skein Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd’s Wool Worsted in Roasted Pumpkin
CC: 1 skein Republic of Wool Superwash DK in Tiny Dancer Speckle
Needles: 20” long US 7 / 4.5mm circular needle
Gauge: 20 sts x 24 rows = 4” / 10cm; measured in two-color garter stitch (taken after blocking).
Tools: tapestry needle for weaving ends, row counter
Read all about this fun brioche design on my blog, here!