23 Oct 2008

Rare Earth Rug

Rare Earth Rug knitting Pattern by Moira Ravenscroft, Wyndlestraw Designs

Nothing warms a New England winter more than a cozy rug to step onto first thing in the morning. This one is no exception, with its rich natural tones harmonising with the beauty of the world outside.

The colours reflect the bare branches of aspen, birch and oak with their thick coating of snow which make this time of year so special for those of us who live in these cold, northerly climes.

Even in more temperate areas, a beautiful natural-coloured rug would add a homely touch to any room.

Rare Earth Rug knitting Pattern by Moira Ravenscroft, Wyndlestraw Designs

The Rare Earth Rug can be worked from handspun yarn, as here, or with commercially available yarns in natural shades of browns, greys and off-whites.

Rare Earth Rug knitting Pattern by Moira Ravenscroft, Wyndlestraw Designs

The wonderfully gentle gradations of colour are achieved by working with two strands of yarn in ever-changing combinations. 

The stitch pattern was taken from our E-book, Reversible Knitting Stitches and, like most reversible stitches, it lies flat without curling or distortions. This is such an important feature for a rug, but it also means that you can also select either face to be the side on view.

Rare Earth Rug knitting Pattern by Moira Ravenscroft, Wyndlestraw Designs

The Rare Earth Rug pattern includes stitch charts and full line-by-line instructions and is available for instant download from my website. There is also a set of co-ordinating cushions worked in the same colourway, the Rare Earth CushionsI hope you enjoy starting a new rug and/or set of cushions ready for the winter ahead! 

Next time I am just going to briefly return to the question of knitted bags with a round-up of all the different Bring Your Own Bags I have been writing about in the last few blogposts.

Until then – Happy Knitting!

Moira 

3 comments:

  1. It's beautiful Moi. Too good for the floor!

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  2. Thank you so much, Issy. That's really kind of you. I enjoy knitted and woven rugs as they make evrywhere feel cosier!

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  3. I want one in every room. It's so beautiful!

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