Garter stitch using double worsted yarn quickly knits into a very thick and very thirsty bath mat. The seed stitch band adds a decorative, classic border.
Size: 28 inches x 18 inches
Guage: 12 stitches = 4 inches
4 stitch markers
Size 10 US – 47 inch circular knitting needles
16 ozs. Double worsted weight cotton yarn or 16 ozs. worsted weight cotton yarn
If using worsted weight yarn hold two strands together while knitting.
Consider buying a cone or two of yarn so there will be fewer ends to weave in when you're done knitting.
CO 97 sts
Rows 1-18: Knit
Row 19: K11, place marker, *p1, k1, repeat from * to last 11 sts, place marker, k11.
Rows 20-23: K to marker, *p1, k1, repeat from * to last 11 sts, k11.
Row 24: K to marker, p1, k1(2x), place marker, knit to last 15 sts, place marker, k1, p1(2x), k11.
Row 25: K to marker, pl, k1(2x), knit to marker, k1, p1(2x), k11.
Repeat row 25 until your bath mat measures 13-14 inches from cast on edge.
Next row: K to marker, p1, k1(2x), remove marker, k to marker, remove marker, k1, p1(2x), k11.
Next 4 rows: K11, *p1, k1, repeat from * to last 11 sts, k11.
Next 17 rows: Knit (Remove remaining markers on the first row of this section.)
Bind off loosely. Weave in ends of yarn.
Step onto the cushiest bath mat you'll ever knit.
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