Rustic Placemats

Fall is coming and I’m getting in the mood for it. I like to have some small, easy projects to work on, to take “on the go” and/or while watching TV, sitting outside etc.…
Rustic Knitted Place mats (free pattern)
I was looking around for some yarn in my stash and ran across some from another project. Two skeins of Red Heart Boutique Treasure in the colorway Abstract. This yarn is an acrylic/wool blend. I love it, and have made another item with it. I have washed and worn it for several winters and it has not pilled on me, and I like the acrylic/wool blend, getting the best of both worlds. It is what they call Aran weight. I would say a slightly bulky yarn. It knits up fast and has a nice drape & feel. I love the variation in the colors which have a nice length to the transition.

Yarn Weight: Aran
Blend: 70% Acrylic, 30% Wool
Needles: 6.00mm (US 10) - 6.50mm (US 10.5)
Ball Weight: 3.5oz
Yarn Length: 138m (150 yds.)
Gauge: 16-14 stitches, 22-16 rows to 4"
Rustic Knitted Place mats (free pattern)

Super easy pattern:
I cast on 45 stitches on # 10.5 needles, knitted until my mat was long enough for what I wanted.
Cast off, and then to make it look neater, I went around it 2 times in single crochet.
Using two ball of this yarn, 300 yards, made two placemat size mats, two coasters, and since I wanted to use the yarn up. I made on mat in a single crochet circle until I ran out, about a 9 inch wide circle. Perfect for a flower vase.
Enjoy and Happy Knitting

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