Folk Art Rug by Pam Allen
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Folk Art Rug

August 2002
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch on smaller needles with yarn doubled
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
2200 yards (2012 m)
About 25½"" (65 cm) wide and 34"" (86.5 cm) long
This pattern is available from for $6.50.

Pattern Description from Interweave Online Store: “Pam Allen used graphic folk art motifs like checks, zigzags, and stripes as the jumping-off point for this nine-color wool rug. To start, the center panel is worked in sections, or panels, that build one upon the other in different knitting directions. Then stitches are picked up along the outer edges with a circular needle, and the rest of the rug is knitted in the round.”

Finished Size: About 25½“” (65 cm) wide and 34”“ (86.5 cm) long.

Yarn: Harrisville Highland (100% wool; 200 yd 182 m/100 g): garnet (A) and bluegrass (B), 2 skeins each; aster (pink; C), lilac (D), tundra (olive; E), seagreen (F), rose (G), wedgewood (H), and emerald (…

Yarn weight: #4 - Medium

Gauge: 16 sts and 16 rows

Needles: Size 8 (5 mm): five 24”“ (60-cm) circular (cir) for working outer border in the round, and 1 set of straight (optional). Size 9 (5.5 mm): Set of 2 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle sizes if necessary

Notions: Tapestry needle.

Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Fall 2002