Rainbow Squares Felt Place Mat by Claire Fairall Designs

Rainbow Squares Felt Place Mat

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Knitting
November 2014
Lana Grossa Feltro Spectra
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 4 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 11 - 8.0 mm
98 - 109 yards (90 - 100 m)
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Abstract squares fill this unusual and intriguing felt placemat.
With thick felt to protect your surfaces and an easy to knit pattern created by the clever use of simple mitered squares and variegated yarn, this bright and cheerful placemat will make an eye catching addition to your table.

This place mat is knitted first in pure wool and then felted in an ordinary washing machine. Don’t worry! My pattern includes detailed instructions for felting your project.

The squares are made by casting on and then decreasing 2 stitches over the middle of every RS row, this simple shaping forms the knitted fabric into a perfect square.

This modular knit has no seams to sew, each square is joined on as you work.
My clear and detailed 4 page pattern contains detailed instructions and photos to guide you step by step through, knitting and felting your mat.

Felted Size
29 cm / 11 ” x 20 cm / 8”

Recommended Yarn
Lana Grossa- Feltro Spectra
Grundl Filzwolle Spectra shade 05

Alternative yarns- These yarns will produce different shaded patterns or stripes.
Rico Creative Filz Print, Schoeller Und Stahl Filzi,
Lion Brand Cascade220 (Two strands knitted together)

Basic skills needed for this design:-
Garter stitch- knit every row
Simple decrease – knit 2 together
Picking up stitches.

SUITABLE FOR- Confident beginner knitters