And sometimes it can be that quiet, gently rhythm of the sea that you see on a fair day. Both are magical and inspiring.
It was like that the other day when we were walking by the coast. The sun was low, the sky clear and every wave glistened briefly as it came towards the land. We sat for a while, and at that lower viewing angle the colours were heightened even further to deep blues and palest turquoises.
I used hand-spun yarn for the rug photographed here but of course, there are many commercially available yarns which you could use instead. I like Cascade 220 for worsted-weight projects such as this as it is so freely available and comes in such a wide range of colours. Knit Picks also make a lovely wool, Wool of the Andes, which works brilliantly too.
In the sample, I have worked the rug with a tonal blue colourway. However, the design could equally well lend itself to interpretation using other colours and mixtures. For example, contrasting shades of blacks, greys and reds would give a stunning modern rug, or the rug could be worked in teenage shades of orange and pink!
The pattern includes full line-by-line instructions for three different sizes to make a medium or large bedside rug for a beach-themed cottage or a slim runner which would be perfect for a smaller bedroom or hallway. I have also included notes for how to back your rug with a non‐slip pad if you wish to use it on a slippery floor such as on wood or tile.
If you would like more details about the Ocean Currents Rug then please click here. The pattern is available for immediate download from the site.
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