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Rothay Draught Excluder
There is nothing seemingly quite so cold as a wintry draught under a door when you are settling down to watch some TV in the evening. An otherwise cozy room can become chilled to the point of discomfort in just a few minutes. However, this is easy to fix with a lovely knitted draught excluder.
The Rothay Draught Excluder features a deeply textured design and can be made for both inset and flush doors so that every cold draught is kept at bay. Tailor one to fit your draughty door and you will be cozy in no time.
Please see below for more details about this pattern.
Techniques Required: Basic knitting & purling, circular knitting, slipped stitches, increases & decreases.
Sizes: S (M, L, XL)
Finished Length: 80 (90, 105, 115) cm / 32 (36, 42, 46) ins.
Circumference (All sizes): 28cm/ 11 ins.
Inset Door: 80 (90, 105, 115) cm / 32 (36, 42, 46) ins
Flush Door: 60 (70, 75-80, 90) cm / 24 (28, 30-32, 36) ins
Valley Yarns Amherst Worsted-weight yarn, 100% merino wool,
100m/109 yds: 50gm ball. Col: Lake x 4 (4, 5, 5) balls
Actual Amount used in Medium size: 157gm/ 5.5 oz, 314 m/ 343 yds
4.5mm/ US #7 circular needles, length 80cm/ 32 ins
or double pointed needles.
21 sts/ 26 rows: 10cm/ 4 ins in Olive Stitch pattern
using 4.5mm/ US #7 needles, when gently stretched.
Row counter, markers, tapestry needle for finishing.
Small amount of waste yarn.
Fill / batting for stuffing.
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.
27 Nov 2016: Brrrr - that's a cold draught!
Current Version: v16FEB2021
Please contact me if you have a previous version of the pattern and would like an updated copy.
© Moira Ravenscroft, 2016