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Rare Earth Rug
Nothing warms a New England winter more than a cozy rug to step onto first thing in the morning. The Rare Earth Rug can be worked from handspun yarn, as here, or with commercially available yarns in natural shades of browns, greys and off-whites.
The wonderfully gentle gradations of colour are achieved by working with two strands of yarn in ever-changing combinations.
Please see below for more information about this pattern.
NB: A pattern for a set of co-ordinating cushions, the Rare Earth Cushions, is available separately.
Finished Size: 85 x 105 cm / 33 x 41 ins
Cascade 220 worsted wt yarn, 100% wool,
200m/220 yds:100gm ball or handspun equivalent
5 co-ordinating colours:
Col #1 x1 ball, Col 2 x3 balls, Col 3 x4 balls
Col 4 x3 balls, Col 5 x 1 ball
100cm/40 ins circ ndl in size 5.5mm/US #9
18 sts/32 rows:10cm/4 ins in Ridged Rib patt
using 2 strands of yarn held tog & 5.5mm/US #9 ndls
Tapestry ndl for finishing ends
Optional: Non-slip rug backing + sewing needle & 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.
23 Oct 2008: Rare Earth Rug
01 Nov 2013: It's Wovember!
27 Feb 2021: Seeing Double #4 – Blending colours with doubled yarns
Current Version: v27MAY2015
Please contact me if you have a previous version of the pattern and would like an updated copy.
© Moira Ravenscroft, 2015