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Garden Twine Doormat


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What happens when you mix knitting skills, thinking outside of the box and garden supplies? You come up with this fabulous Garden Twine Doormat. Yes, you read that right. This knit rug is made up of actual garden twine. Who said free knitting patterns had to play by the rules. Whether you use this pattern to spruce up your doorway or if you give it away as a gift, I know you'll enjoy knitting with this unusual fiber. Some paint is also required for this project, if you wish to create the darker, fence-like pattern as pictured on the rug to the right.

Garden Twine Doormat
Garden Twine Doormat
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Knitting Needle Size: 15 or 10 mm

Yarn Weight: (5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

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Please forgive this newbie question but the instructions call for casting on 32 stitches but when i count the rows it comes to 35, am i not understanding something? Can't WAIT to try this! But like the other posts thus far, concerned about my poor old hands. ;-)

The row stitch count comes out to 32.

this sure brings back memories! My brother and I used to braid and weave rugs out of baler twine for our bedside mats. We grew up in a farm house that didn't have central heating. I remember it being quite fun and it kept our feet from being too cold on winter mornings. We didn't use gloves for the braiding and weaving but I think we were tougher then. That was over 50 years ago. Thanks for the memories.

I use stretchy rubber plamed and fingered gloves for gardening and other jobs that are abusive to the hands. I buy those that fit snug and think I could knit with them easily. I am thinking I will try the plastic twine I use in the hay baler! It comes in colors, is tuffer that sisal and wears forever. I should be able to use only one strand as this twine is much heavier than what is called for in the pattern. We shall see:)

I'm just wondering could you do this with yarn for inside ?What kind? What are the demention?

If acrylic yarn takes all the moisture out of my fingers and I knit through the cracking and the pain, think of the damage thesisal twine would have on hands. Has anyone knitted with gloves on?

My thoughts exactly. The concept is interesting - leather gloves?

I've knitted with my Isotoner gloves on

I love the idea of this, but have questions. Can you get this twine in colors? I know I couldn't paint it. If it is to be made bigger, how many stitches would you cast on? I love it.


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