The Ridge Rug is made of sturdy, hard-wearing wool yarn that is soft underfoot. This is one of many great patterns in the book Knits at Home: Rustic Designs for the Modern Nest by Ruth Cross. This rug is very simple to make and has subtle stripes in 2 different colors. The ridges are created by gathering and catching every eight row and making a bump on the rug. Feel free to vary the size of the rug to fit your space!
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DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Wool Blend Aran by Patons UK (63% Wool / 37% Acrylic; 100g/202yds): 13 Skeins Main Color (MC) & 7 Skeins Contrasting Color (CC). hold all yarn double. Shown in Dark Brown & Marled Brown
ALTERNATE YARN: Top of the Lamb by Brown Sheep Co. (100% USA Wool; 113g/190yds): 9 (14) Skeins MC & 5 (8) Skeins CC. Top of the Lamb is a true rug yarn made in the USA and was originally developed for use by the Navajo. It has a very soft hand and is available in heathered or solid colors. PRE-ORDER now available in all colors. Please contact us prior to placing your order for color availability, and allow at least 5 business days for shipping to your location.
ALTERNATE YARN: Cotton Fleece Worsted by Brown Sheep Co (80% Cotton / 20% Resilient Wool; 100g/215 yds): 8 (13) Skeins MC & 5 (7) Skeins CC. This soft yet strong yarn is commonly used in weaving and will wear well as a rug due to its twist. The wool content adds a bit of springiness that helps the rug keep its shape.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: 30" wide x 40" long, 34.75" wide x 52.5" long
YARDAGE: 2650 (4040) yds - held double
SKILL LEVEL: Advanced Beginner
NEEDLES: Size US 13 / 9mm 24"-30" circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: none
GAUGE: 2.5 sts = 1" (you will need 8 rows to make the bump over .75")
Book images courtesy of Ben Anders and yarn images by Yarn Loop