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Rag-knitted bath mat August 24, 2009

Posted by Sarah in cosy, fabric, home made, knitting, recycle, refashion, thrifty.
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I wanted to find a good use for an old bedsheet of ours that had become too thin to use on the bed.  I decided to make it into yarn, and then knit it into a new bathmat for us.P8230006

I used this tutorial to work out the best way to make ‘yarn’ from my sheet.  I highly recommend the technique described for joining the ends.  It works wonderfully, and you can hardly see the joins in the finished product.

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I tried to get as many stitches onto my needles as possible, to make the mat as big as I could.  This meant that I had to use pegs to hold the stitches on the needle while I wasn’t knitting, so that they didn’t jump off the end.

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I used size size 15mm needles, it’s like knitting with table legs!

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It’s big enough for Joh to be able to use comfortably, which i’m pleased about.  The finished bathmat is super soft because the sheet was so well worn.

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