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Mitered-Square Rug

Knitting
May 2004
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch with yarn doubled
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
1888 yards (1726 m)
18" (45.5 cm) wide and 30" (76 cm) long
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Interweave SKU: EP2176

Pattern calls for 2 balls of aqua (MC) and 1 ball each of red, light brown, yellow, gold, blue, and dark green.

Thick cotton yarn is worked in mitered garter-stitch squares that build one upon the other in Katy Ryan’s colorful rug. The yarn is doubled for a gauge of just over three stitches per inch, making this a surprisingly quick way to add a little color and comfort to a room. (Interweave)

Finished Size: About 18” (45.5 cm) wide and 30” (76 cm) long.

Yarn: Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton (100% cotton; 236 yd [215 m]/5 oz [142 g]): #123 seaspray (aqua), 2 balls; #112 poppy (red), #135 cinnamon (light brown), #158 banana (yellow), #186 maze (gold), #106 pastel (blue), and #181 sage (dark green), 1 ball each.

Needles: Size 10 1/2 (6.5 mm): straight. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Tapestry needle.

Gauge:
13 sts and 26 rows= 4” (10 cm) in garter stitch with yarn doubled.
The Basic Square measures 6” (15 cm) square.

Originally Published: Interweave Knits Summer 2004

This pattern is no longer available from the Interweave Knits or Knitting Daily sites.