Tailgate Rag Rug by Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne

Tailgate Rag Rug

Bulky (7 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
1600 yards (1463 m)

Note: Yarn A is held double throughout. Do not cut A until the end of Strip 9.

Pattern description from Mason-Dixon Knitting: “One of our favorite games is See How Few Ends You Have to Weave In. This pattern makes a strip of two log cabin squares. It uses only one very long piece of yarn and a bunch of short strips of rags. Lots of rag ends (worth it!) but only two yarn ends (a relief!).

This pattern makes a 12” x 24” (30cm x 61 cm) block. Combine as many blocks as you like. The illustrated rug take 3 blocks and is 24” x 48” (60cm x 121cm)

A: Pisgah Yarn & Dying Co., Inc. Peaches & Cream Double Worsted, 16 oz (.45 kg) cone, 400 yds (365m) cotton, 4 cones
B: Rag balls, aka 1” wide rag strips. Use all one color, or vary them as you like.