There is nothing quite so warming on a cold winter's day as stepping onto a soft, thick rug first thing in the morning, especially if you have wooden floors in your house.
The Tromso Rug is reversible and features a strongly textured surface for a dynamic effect. The stitch pattern is easily-memorised and the rug is worked in a bulky wool yarn so knits up quickly.
The pattern includes instructions for three different sizes so you can make a variety of new rugs for the kitchen, the TV room or to have by your favourite chair so you can knit in comfort.
Please see below for more information about this pattern.
TECHNIQUES REQUIRED: Knitting, purling, increases, decreases, & working long rows on a circular needle.
SIZES: Small (Medium, Large)
Width: 50 (60, 70) cm / 20 (24, 28) ins.
Length: 75 (90, 105) cm / 30 (36, 42) ins.
Yarn: Patons Classic Wool Bulky, 100% wool, 71m/78yds:100gm/3.5 oz x 4 (6, 8) balls in Colour #89042 Dark Grey Heather.
Actual amount used in Medium size rug:
538gm/19 oz, 382m/420 yds.
Yarn substitution: To use an alternative yarn, please select a Chunky/Bulky wool yarn with a recommended gauge of about 12 sts:10 cm/4 ins using 8mm/US #11 needles.
Needles: Size 7.0 mm/US #10.75 circular needles, length 80cm/32 ins or longer.
Gauge: 13 sts & 20 rows:10cm/4 ins in Rib and Garter Stitch pattern, using 7mm/US #10.75 needles.
Notions: Row counter, markers, tapestry needle for finishing, & water mister for blocking.
Optional – for rugs to be used on wooden or tiled floors: Non-slip backing the same size as the rug plus sewing needle and thread in a matching colour.
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.
15 Oct 2015: Norwegian Wood
22 Oct 2015: New pattern – The Tromso Rug
Current Version: v10OCT2023
Please contact me if you have a previous version of the pattern and would like an updated copy.
© Moira Ravenscroft, 2023