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My favorite hobbies are --- knitting, playing Mah Jong,, reading, and travel. Knitting became a "passion" too many years ago to remember. I usually begin my day with knitting and end it the same ...

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4th of July Place-mats

from Knob Creek Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : 4th of July Place-mats
4th of July Place-mats
4th of July Place-mats

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, increase and decrease-- -purl stitch not required

Pattern Description:

The place-mat is knitted using same pattern basically as the coasters I did earlier. (The coaster pattern is a FREE pattern.)

Knitting a rectangle, diagonally, requires increasing and decreasing on the same row for part of the knitting-- in order to shape the two different side at the same time. It is IMPORTANT TO DISTINGUISH which are ODD numbered rows and which are EVEN numbered rows as both sides are identical. Use a row counter or whatever works---a pencil and pad will do.


4-1/2 stitches = 1 inch, but gauge is not important to this project

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • measures approximately 12" by 16"


  • size 7 ndles, 2 skeins of cotton yarn-95 yds each skein, and a stitch marker

You Will Also Need:

  • row counter and ruler for measuring

Suggested yarn:

190 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

100% cotton yarn--PEACHES & CREAM


self striping yarn