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Nothing warms a New England winter more than a cozy rug to step onto first thing in the morning. This one is no exception, with its rich natural tones harmonizing with the beauty of the world outside. The colors reflect the bare branches of aspen, birch and oak with their thick coating of snow which make this time of year so special for those of us who live in these cold, northern climes. Even in more temperate areas, a beautiful natural-colored rug would add a homely touch to any room.

The Rare Earth rug can be worked from handspun yarn, as here, or with commercially available yarns in natural shades of browns, greys and off-whites. The wonderfully gentle gradations of color are achieved by working with two strands of yarn in ever-changing combinations. The stitch pattern is reversible and lies flat without curling or distortions.

NB: A pattern for a set of co-ordinating cushions, the Rare Earth Cushions, is available separately.

Difficulty: Intermediate

Finished Size: 85 x 105 cm / 33 x 41 ins

Cascade 220 worsted wt yarn, 100% wool, 200m/220 yds:100gm ball
or handspun equivalent in 5 co-ordinating colours:
Cols 1 & 5 x 1 ball
Cols 2 & 4 x 3 balls
​ Col 3 x 4 balls

100cm/40 ins circ ndl in size 5.5mm/US #9

18 sts/32 rows:10cm/4 ins in Ridged Rib patt
using 2 strands of yarn held tog & 5.5mm/US #9 ndls

Pattern information:
The pattern includes stitch charts and full line-by-line instructions and is available for immediate download.

The pdf file can be printed out or viewed on a computer, tablet or mobile device. Please let me know if you have any difficulties in downloading or opening the file.

© Moira Ravenscroft, 2015

E-mail: wyndlestraw.designs [!at] gmail.com
Website: www.wyndlestrawdesigns.com

Average review
Planning to use this pattern with my handspun yarn. Clear, easy to follow directions
May 17, 2016 by Diane Waugh

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