The colours reflect the bare branches of aspen, birch and oak with their thick covering 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.
I used a natural colour combination for the rug, but other colours could be used for a completely different look. This could be a tone-on-tone colourway or a more contrasting range of colours could be selected for a children’s room.
The rug features Ridged Rib, a reversible stitch taken from our E-book Reversible Knitting Stitches. The advantage of using a reversible stitch for a rug is that they tend to lie beautifully flat without curling or distortions. This makes it far less likely that you would trip over raised edges and corners.
There is also a set of co-ordinating cushions worked in the same colourway, the Rare Earth Cushions. I hope you enjoy knitting a new rug and/or set of cushions ready for the winter ahead! Please send me a photo of your finished rug when you have it ready – I’d love to see your version of the pattern!
Until next time – Happy Knitting!
Issy: 23 October, 2008 18:28
It's beautiful Moi. Too good for the floor!
Reply from: Moira Ravenscroft 23 October, 2008 19:00
Thank you so much, Issy. That's really kind of you. I enjoy knitted and woven rugs as they make everywhere feel cosier!
VO knits: 23 October, 2008 19:55
I want one in every room. It's so beautiful!
Reply from: Moira Ravenscroft: 23 October, 2008 20:30
Thank you! I am so glad you like it.