Knitted Bath Mat

I have to say that I really like this bath mat. I did it in my usual dish cloth style except that I made it rectangular shaped and it is made of 3 yarn thicknesses (cotton yarn). I would be curious if someone had any idea of how to make a toilet lid cover in the same pattern. I just love to knit that pattern!

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I love this. How much yarn did you use, and what size needles? This might have to go next on my list with your dish towel.

Used size 15 needles and 6 balls of cotton yarn. Only 3 balls were completely used and the other 3 were about halfway used. Cost was just under $10. I bought the yarn at Walmart. They sell it at Hobby Lobby for about $2 more per ball. Walmart is where I always go for cotton.

Thanks for the info. We don't have WalMart or Hobby Lobby in Spain, so I'll be heading for our weekly street market next Tuesday. Unfortunately I don't have any cotton in my stash.

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I'm familiar with knitting a similar dishcloth pattern. But the one I know starts in one corner and knits on the diagonal. How did you achieve a rectangular shape?

Dish Towel Pattern

CO 4
R1: K 4
R2: K2, YO, K2
R3: K2, YO, K until the end of row.
R4: Repeat row 3 until you have 100 sts (or the width that you wish. Look at one side of the triangle hanging from the needles. This is your width).
R5: K1, K2 together, YO, K2 together , K to the end of row.
R6: K2, YO, K until the end of row.
R7-R40: Repeat rows 5 and 6. All of your increases are on one side and your decreases will be on the other side).
R41: It does not matter if you end with Row 5 or Row 6, but if you look at what is hanging off your needles you will be able to see the width of the towel and the length of the towel. Now you just want to do every row as a decrease now: K1, K2 together, YO, K2 together , K to the end of row.
R42: Repeat Row 41 until you have 4 stitches left.
R43: Knit all stitches

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ronhuber's picture

The mat is beautiful. Definitely something I am going to do. I wonder if you could take the cover you have now, flatten it out and then make a tracing of it on a big piece of paper. You could use the paper as a pattern on where and how much to cast on, and where and when to increase and decrease. Add elastic or drawstring. Just a thought.

Keep me posted if you do see anything. I will let you all know when I find something.

BrentGC's picture

That's awesome! Love the color, too. Great job.

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That's pretty interesting. Mason-Dixon Knitting has some home accessories in their patterns. You might find something there. Keep up the good work. For the cotton, WalMart used to sell cones of yarn; much more economical than buying the balls, even though the color choices are limited.

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MMario's picture

THis pattern:

would probably give you a pretty good start on how to do it.


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