Friday, 8 January 2010

Remember this??

Well some months later I have finally finished my tubular knitted rug. To be fair I usually only do it at The Spinners meetings .
It all started with knitted bag handles and this magic formular of knitting five stitches on double ended needles and sliding the work along , carrying the wool across the back and knitting from the other end! Got it??? well maybe not , but you end up with a tube like French knitting which when boiled felts into a perfect bag handle for knitted bags.
If you keep going and use all your odd bits of wool and sew them together like a plaited rag rug this is what you get.
I have used really hairy wools like jacob and hardwick so this rug should last ages and felt down nicely with lots of use'
The edging is another story ! Thank you Mildred x I am amazed I retained the pattern from my quick" show and tell" at our Christmas Lunch!!

1 comment:

  1. Love it! and thank you for the kind comments on my blog. Lizzie x