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The rug is done.
Actually, it has been done for a while now but blocking, drying and written up a pattern took up a bit of time. Although the pattern was inspired by The Nine Sided Kitchen Mat I soon came to realize that I was creating a new entity. Adding in an extra side was only a start. After a number of people showed interest in the project on Ravelry, I decided to write up a pattern so people can make their own sock yarn rugs. I can’t be the only person with this much leftover sock yarn.
The final rug came in at 137cm (54”) in diameter and weighs a whopping 2.33kg (5.14 pounds). Estimating that my average skein was around 410m (448yds) per 100g, that works out to approximately 9553m (10447yds). In other words, this is a brillant stashbusting project for avid sock knitters and sock yarn hoards alike.
I’m really chuffed with this piece. It is soft and squishy, perfect for my little baby boy to play on. He seems quite pleased, too.
We’ve moved it into his room where is just fits under his cot bed. You can see the little quilt on bed that inspired this idea in the first place. I think they work really well together.
The rug is so big, I actually had to stand outside his bedroom window to get that shot, and I still didn’t get the whole rug in the frame.
The pattern is available as a free Ravelry download, and contains instructions on achieving the colour gradients, rough size guidelines, as well as other helpful tips I learned along the way whilst making this project. Of course, you could also make the rug using a random selection of sock yarn, too. Make it your own, and enjoy the squishy sock rug goodness for yourself.
Details: Sock Yarn Rug by Chriss Coleman
Yarn: Various leftovers, totalling 2.33kg or approx. 9553m
Hook size: 8mm (L)
Size: 137cm (54”) from side to side
Started: March 15th, 2012
Finished: March 19th, 2012