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Amish Oval Rug

Add a bit of piquant color to your home decor.

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The designer has borrowed the oval design used by Amish rug makers for a pieced rug that combines simplicity with ingenuity. The rug is made from five separate garter-stitch strips that are formed into ovals, blocked, and then sewn together. Once you understand how the rug is made, you can add strips to the beginning oval to enlarge the rug, or work narrow strips and combine them for a set of placemats.
Finished Size: About 21" (53.5 cm) wide and 29" (73.5 cm) long.
Yarn: Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton (100% cotton; 236 yd [212 m]/5 oz [141.5 g]): #112 poppy red (A), 4 balls; #140 rose (B), #186 maize (C), #106 pastel blue (D), and #123 seaspray (E), 1 ball each.
Yarn weight: #4 - Medium
Gauge: 8 sts and 13 1/2 rows = 2" (5 cm) in garter st with yarn doubled.
Needles: Size 9 (5.5 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Tapestry needle.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Spring 2005

SKU: EP1038

Author/Speaker/Editor: Donna Druchunas

Format: eProject

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