The Ennismore Lap-Rug is a wonderfully organic design which brings to mind a freshly-ploughed field. The stitch pattern is reversible and easy to work, giving a lovely textural feel to the finished item.
The pattern includes instructions for three different sizes. The small size is perfect as a lap-rug for someone in a chair or wheelchair – wide enough to keep the draughts at bay without being cumbersome. It would also work well on long car journeys.
The two larger sizes provide some extra coverage when you want to relax with your feet up at the end of a day. The medium version is a good size for a TV blanket or afghan while the large size can be used as a cozy guest room throw. All sizes are worked in a soft superwash yarn for easy care.
Please see below for more information about this pattern.
Techniques Required: Casting on, binding off, knitting & purling.
Sizes: Small (Medium, Large)
Length: 115 (135, 150) cm/45 (54, 60) ins.
Width: 100 (110, 120) cm/40 (44, 48) ins.
Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash light worsted-weight yarn,
100% wool, 201m/220 yds:100gm ball,
in colour #1910 Summer Sky Heather (Jade) x7 (9, 11)* balls.
Actual amount used in Small size as shown:
695gm/24.5 oz, 1390m/1520 yds.
* Note – for all sizes: As this is a large project, please purchase or hold an extra ball of yarn to ensure you have enough to complete your project or to make any final size adjustments.
Yarn substitution: To use an alternative yarn, please select a light worsted-weight Superwash wool yarn with a recommended gauge of 20-22 sts:10cm/4 ins using 4.0-4.5mm/US #6-7 needles.
Needles: Size 4.5mm/US #7 circular needles,
length 120 (150, 150)cm/48 (60, 60) ins.
Note: The blanket is worked flat but a long circular needle is required to accommodate the number of stitches to be worked. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the gauge suggested below.
Gauge: 17 sts/34 rows:10cm/4 ins in Diagonal Furrows pattern using 4.5mm/US #7 needles, when gently stretched to open up the patterning.
Notions: Row counter, markers and tapestry needle for finishing ends.
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.
08 Aug 2014: Blanket Coverage
08 Sept 2015: The Chill Zone
14 Sept 2015: New pattern – Ennismore Lap-Rug
© Moira Ravenscroft, 2015
Current Version: v15Feb2022