Yarn

Zigzag Rug

By  Nola A. Heidbreder  for  Stackpole Books, ©2014

Size: 27"x19"

  • Zigzag Rug

Materials

  • Cascade Yarns 220 Heather Yarn, skeins: Pacific (2433), five; Cherry (2426), one; Flamingo Pink (7805), one; Christmas Red Heather (9488), one; Cerise (7802), one

Tools

  • Circular needles, 36”, size US 9
  • Stitch markers, six

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, ruler

Abbreviations

BO: bind off
CO: cast on
k2tog: knit 2 together
kfb: knit front & back
RS: right side
ssk: slip, slip, knit
WS: wrong side

  • Gauge
  • 1. 4 stitches = 1" (4 cm) in garter stitch.
  • 2. Note: Hold two strands of yarn together throughout. A = Pacific; B = Cherry and Flamingo Pink together; C = Christmas Red, Heather, and Cerise together throughout.
  • Rug
  • 1. Holding two strands of color A together, CO 98 sts, placing marker after every 14 sts.
  • Setup Rows
  • 1. Setup Row 1 (WS): Knit.
  • 2. Setup Row 2 (RS): *K2tog, knit 4, kfb twice, knit 4, ssk; repeat from * across.
  • 3. Setup Row 3: Repeat Setup Row 1.
  • 4. Setup Row 4: Repeat Setup Row 2.
  • 5. Break color A; join color C.
  • 6. Setup Row 5: Repeat Setup Row 1.
  • Pattern Rows
  • 1. Row 1 (RS): *K2tog, knit 4, kfb twice, knit 4, ssk; repeat from * across.
  • 2. Row 2 (WS): Purl.
  • 3. Row 3: Repeat Row 1.
  • 4. Row 4: Repeat Row 2.
  • 5. Break color C; join color A.
  • 6. Row 5: *K2tog, knit 4, kfb twice, knit 4, ssk; repeat from * across.
  • 7. Row 6: Knit.
  • 8. Row 7: Repeat Row 5.
  • 9. Row 8: Repeat Row 6.
  • 10. Row 9: Repeat Row 5.
  • 11. Row 10: Repeat Row 6.
  • 12. Break color A; join color B.
  • 13. Rows 11-14: Repeat Rows 1-4.
  • 14. Break color B, join color A.
  • 15. Rows 15-20: Repeat Rows 5-10.
  • 16. Break color A, join color C.
  • 17. Repeat Rows 1-20 seven more times. BO loosely.
  • Finishing
  • 1. Weave in ends.