Saturday, July 26, 2008

Ragamuffin Handspun Yarn, Gauge Swatch

I spent some time yesterday working up a gauge swatch with my Ragamuffin cotton rag yarn for a rug project. This is knit in garter stitch on size 15 (US) knitting needles. I may tweak it up to a size 17, because the garter stitch is so dense. This would make a great bath mat or small rug near the kitchen sink.

I decided to use the golden ratio to determine a pleasing rectangular size rug. I'm no mathematician, but the fiberarts often encourage me to branch out and apply all that stuff learned in school.

I'll alternate colorful yarn skeins every two rows or so for a stripey effect. I gravitate toward the scrappy look in quilts, too.
Ragamuffin Handspun Yarn, Gauge Swatch (detail)
Ragamuffin Handspun Yarn, Gauge Swatch (collage)


  1. What a rug that will make..Wow, just beautiful..

  2. I love it. I've been working on a twined rag run on a homemade frame. I hope to finish it sometime soon.

  3. i don't know the knit lingo, but your rug is pretty darn cool and i love the colors :)

  4. love your swatches! love the word "ragamuffin" too -- haven't come across it in a while. can't wait to see the finished rug!