This was a bit of an unusual knitting project – a very simple pattern, published on the Purl Bee, just cast-on 41 sts and knit one side, K1 slip 1 the other side until you run out of yarn. The unusual part was the yarn – Big Stitch Alpaca Bump, with a gauge of 1 st = 1″ on US 50 needles!
The bump is 70% alpaca, 30% wool in color Cream – I used two bumps and knit on US 36 needles, with a finished size of 38″ x 44″. It took only two evenings, but my hands were pretty sore, trying to manipulate those huge tree trunks as needles!
This was a labor of love dedicated to my new bedroom floors, which – when they’re installed – will be dark, hand-sanded walnut, and I think that this cream plushness will look beautiful against them. I like both sides of the rug – can’t tell which is the “right” side or the “wrong” side. The question is, how will it wear if I’m stepping on it as I get out of bed every morning? And, how will I ever keep my cats off of it?Pin It