A knitted bathmat gives a wonderfully luxurious feel to any bathroom. They always feel so soft and welcoming after stepping from the bath or shower, protecting your feet from the cold tiles underneath.
The Malvern Bathmat is worked in a chunky cotton yarn in gentle shades of aqua and cream. The texture gives a lovely surface to step onto and the soft cotton is very absorbent. The pattern is easy to work and includes three different sizes for showers, baths and dressing rooms.
Please see below for more information about this pattern.
NB: A pattern for a co-ordinating Spa set, the Malvern Spa Pillow and Mitt, is available separately.
TECHNIQUES REQUIRED: Knitting, purling and working long rows on a circular needle.
SIZES: Small (Medium, Large)
Length: 60 (80, 100)cm / 24 (32, 40) ins
Width: 40 (50, 60)cm / 16 (20, 24) ins
. Small: For pedestal sink or small shower
. Medium: For baths or vanity sinks
. Large: For a dressing room or wide shower
Yarn: DMC Natura XL Just Cotton Super Chunky yarn,
100% brushed cotton, 75m/82yds:100gm ball in:
. Main Colour/MC: #07 Lagoon (aqua) x2 (4, 5) balls
. Contrast Colour/CC: #03 Ecru (cream) x2 (3, 4) balls
Actual amount used in Small size rug as shown:
. MC: 178gm/6.3 oz, 134m/146 yds
. CC: 124gm/4.4 oz, 93m/102 yds
. Total: 302gm/10.7 oz, 228m/248 yds
Yarn substitution: To use an alternative yarn, please select a softly-spun cotton in a chunky/bulky weight with a suggested gauge of approximately 12 sts:10cm/4 ins using 8-9mm/US #11-13 needles.
Needles: Size 6.0mm/US #10 circular needles,
length 60 (80, 100)cm/24 (32, 40) ins.
Gauge: 12 sts & 22 rows:10cm/4 ins in Stocking Stitch using 6.0mm/US #10 needles.
Notions: Row counter, tapestry needle for finishing and water mister for blocking.
Optional: Non-slip backing to match size of rug being made, sewing needle and matching thread.
The pattern includes stitch charts and full line-by-line instructions and is available for immediate download.
Payments can be made by credit card, debit card, or PayPal. You will then receive a confirmation of your transaction together with the download link by e-mail.
The pdf file can be printed out or viewed on a computer, tablet or mobile device. Please let me know if you have any difficulties in downloading or opening the file.
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19 Dec 2016: What's on the other side?
Current Version: v16NOV2023
Please contact me if you have a previous version of the pattern and would like an updated copy.
© Moira Ravenscroft, 2023