It’s my first Man-Made Rug. It’s made of all-jute gardening twine from India. Each ball of 208 ft. cost me $1.49 at my local hardware store so it was a very inexpensive project. (I spent more on the needles than I did on the fiber.) My guess is that I used 6 balls of gold and 9 green. I used three balls of each color at a time. I knitted it (purled it, really) using one US size 10 Addi Turbo 60” circular and one US size 10, 10-inch wooden dpn from Brittany. I used the dpn to do the actual knitting and the Addi Turbo to hold the work. (At first I used 30” dowels to hold the work but they began to snap as the rug got heavier so the circ became my preferred tool to hold the work.) I knitted it off the left hand needle of the Addi onto the dpn and then slipped it off the back end of the dpn onto the right hand needle of the Addi. I needed to use the 10” dpn to get enough leverage to pull that twine through each stitch. The pattern is adapted from Donna Druchunas’ “Mediterranean Mosaic” found in her book, "The Knitted Rug". She presented it as a slip-stitch pattern using stockinette. I changed it to a stranded piece using garter stitch. I used the yarn-around-the-neck method which made the color work ridiculously easy. At some point during the process I said to myself that this was going to be the absolutely last time I ever worked with twine. But I’m not so sure about that now. I like the way it knits up. It makes a good rug. If the right pattern came along I could see myself doing it again. It is work, though.