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Taste of Americana Hearth Rug

Knitting
March 2012
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in garter st (before felting)
US 10 - 6.0 mm
1600 yards (1463 m)
32 inches wide x 52 inches long (before felting)

The rich colors with tonal variations enhance the rustic, handmade look of this hearth rug.

Skill Level:
Easy

Finished Size:
32 inches wide x 52 inches long (before felting)
27 inches wide x 49 1/2 inches long (after felting)

Materials:

  • Brown Sheep Lanaloft (chunky weight; 100% wool; 160 yds/ 200g per hank): 2 hanks each rose blush #LL68 (A), violet shimmer #LL97 (B), herbal garden #LL91 (E) and smoke #LL06 (F); 1 hank each turquoise magic #LL92 (C) and chameleon green #LL99 (D)
  • Size 10 (6mm) straight, 24- and 40-inch circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Extra knitting needle 1 size larger than size used to obtain gauge for 3-needle bind-off
  • Stitch markers
  • Wool-wash soap for felting (such as Eucalan or any other soap that is low suds)
  • Rustproof T-pins for blocking

Gauge:
14 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches/ 10cm in garter st (before felting).
15 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches/ 10cm in garter st (after felting).
To save time, take time to check gauge.