Easy Knit Placemats?

pepsi41August 14, 2010

Can someone direct me to a site with knit placemats that are easy? I am self taught and am very slow but want to make some as a gift. No cables or anything too complicated for my feeble brain!!


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Here is a lot of placemat patterns.
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Good Luck

    Bookmark   August 14, 2010 at 12:40PM
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Thanks. Have already looked here and nothing interesting. Thanks though!!

    Bookmark   August 14, 2010 at 3:21PM
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Pick an easy stitch from anywhere (one color, two color, the houndstooth is nice). Cast on an extra 10 stitches over the amount of multiples the pattern says. Garter stitch (straight knit stitch) the first 5 rows, and the first and last 5 stitches in each row, and finish with another 5 rows of garter. In between do any stitch you like until it's the size you want it. You are making a rectangle with a garter border. Use a storebought placemat to fit it against to see the right size. You can practice all kinds of different stitches this way, and get a placemat out of each. I made a set of 4 for my son, each with different patterns, like a sampler set; I learned a lot and it came out pretty. They come out fairly floppy - if you want them stiffer, use double strands of thread.

    Bookmark   August 30, 2010 at 11:26AM
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There are lots of dishcloth patterns available online. Add stitches to make a piece that is wide enough, and then knit until it's long enough to be classed as a placemat.

I knit blankets (out of squares and strips, which are then sewn together) using dishcloth patterns.

    Bookmark   September 1, 2010 at 10:46AM
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