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Description: A circular all-purpose mat knitted in round using gorgeous Noro yarn. The piece is worked from the outer edge toward the center using circular needles and double pointed needle.
Finished sized: About 8.5" in diameter.
Gauge: 4 sts/inch on garter st using needle US # 8 (5mm)
Yarn: Noro Taiyo
This all-purpose mat is a quick project to knit in a day or two. I designed this one while I was watching a movie with my family. I wanted to see if I could create an edge that looks similar to crochet. I play around with it a bit before I came up with this scallop ones.
I didn't really know what to call it - a mat, a hotpad, a trivet, or a really big coaster! So a name "all-purpose mat" is suited me. Having several of these around the house is great because I always look for something to put under my vases, my teapot and so forth.
I'm glad you're here and looking at my pattern. I'm sure you'll enjoy making it and using it. Send me a picture when you're don.
1. 1 skein of Noro Taiyo yarn or yarn with similar gauge
2. 10-20 inches circular knitting needle US # 8 (5mm)
3. A set of double point needles size 8 (5mm) (7 inches long will do)
4. A stitch marker
5. A tapestry needle
Click on image will take you to Amazon.com where you can take a look at the yarn. I bought mine from a local yarn shop and it was like $20.00 per skein.
Direction (start out with circular needle then change to dpn when appropriate)
With circular needles, Co 135 sts, place marker (pm) and join yarn in round.
Rnd 1: Purl.
Rnd 2: *K 5, pass the previous 4 sts over the 5th st just knitted, one at a time; repeat from * to end of round.
Rnd 3: *yo, k1; rep from * to end of round. (54 sts)
Rnd 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, and 14: Purl.
Rnd 5: *k2, k into front and back of the next st; rep from * to end of rnd. (72 sts)
Rnd 7: Knit.
Rnd 9: *K 7, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd. (64 sts)
Rnd 11: *K 6, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd. (56 sts)
Rnd 13: *K 5, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd. (48 sts)
Rnd 15: *K 4, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd. (40 sts)
Rnd 16: *[wrap yarn around needle twice, k 1] 3 times, wrap yarn around needle twice, k2tog; rep from * to end of round.
Rnd 17: Knit the knit sts and slip all the wrapped yarn off needle. (32 sts)
Rnd 18, 20 and 22: Purl.
Rnd 19: *K 2, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd. (24 sts)
Rnd 21: *K2tog; rep from * to end of rnd. (16 sts)
Rnd 23: *K2tog; rep from * to end of rnd. (8 sts)
Cut yarn leaving about 8-10 inches tail. Use tapestry needle to thread the tail through the 8 sts on the needle twice. Weave all ends behind work and you're done!
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