bootJute Doormat – Free Knitting Pattern
I decided to be completely crazy this week and try knitting up a doormat out of garden twine. It turned out much better than I expected. I am really happy with the result and I think it will make a great gift, especially for those people that don’t wear hats or scarves. While I was breaking rules I also decided to try painting the finished product. It was so much fun. I felt a little like a kid with his hand in the candy jar. It went against all my instincts but since I was using twine I had to go for it.
Pattern note – This turned out a little smaller than is ideal. I used 832 ft of twine but when I do it again I will use 1248 ft so that it is a bit longer.
This is pattern #7 of the 14 free weekly patterns I’m posting through December.
Read more about it here.
Yarn: twisted jute garden twine, 4lb load limit
Needle: Size 15 straight or circular (worked back & forth)
Gauge: 2 sts & 3 rows per inch. (2 strands held together)
Cast-On 32 sts
Row 1-4: knit
Row 1: k3, [p1, k11, p1] twice, k3
Row 2: k3, [k2, p9, k2] twice, k3
Row 3: k3, [k1, p2, k7, p2, k1] twice, k3
Row 4: k3, [p2, k2, p5, k2, p2] twice, k3
Row 5: k3, [k3, p2, k3, p2, k3] twice, k3
Row 6: k3, [p4, k2, p1, k2, p4] twice, k3
Row 7: k3, [k5, p3, k5] twice, k3
Row 8: k3, [p6, k1, p6] twice, k3
Row 9: repeat row 7
Row 10: repeat row 6
Row 11: repeat row 5
Row 12: repeat row 4
Row 13: repeat row 3
Row 14: repeat row 2
Repeat these 14 rows until desired length.
Work 4 rows in garter st.
Bind off & weave in ends.
After I finished knitting this up I painted it and then sprayed it with a clear glaze so that it stands up to people walking on it. It also took some reshaping to get it to lay right but it’s perfect after I reshaped and put the clear coat on.
You may use this pattern to create items for your own personal use but may not create items for sale
nor shall you include said pattern in a kit for sale, without the designer’s permission. Thank you!