Happy Easter! Here is the pattern for my Nerdy Easter bunny mug rug!
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Hahahaha, bet you did not expect to see more of these. lol These two designs are different from the one I made last year. Remember, these little projects help you in getting to know your machine , casting on , programming and casting off. And they make great little “thinking of you” gifts.
I have given the instructions and files in my drop box. In the top one I don’t like my bind off. I knitted 2 CX rows and one N/N row and then kitchener stitched the open stitches. On the second one on the bottom I just knit two rows of N/N at the same tension and did the kitchener stitch and the top and bottom white look about even. I would suggest this finish on both of them if you make them. The top one is 29 rows and the bottom one is 26 rows so the top one is a little longer than the bottom one.
Remember, tensions are different on all machines. I used a tension 3 and most of my others are tension 3.. so….I am thinking that the mast tension discs might wear out some. I think mine are since I had to turn them to a higher number than 5.
Feel free to change the files if you don’t like them. I may go in and make the bottom red heart 9 stitches wide on each side instead of the 8 stitches that I have.
One file is called 3 heart mug rug and the other is called Heart 4 Mug Rug. I have two bmp files and one stp file.
Happy VD 🙂 This would be a nice gift with a red coffee cup to go with it filled with chocolate candy. Yum! Preferably dark chocolate. Yum! Yum!
Help! I can’t stop making these mug rugs. LOL This is a three color mug rug, Technique 197 , 40 stitches and 28 rows. The colors are blue, white and hunter green. I duplicate stitched the ornaments on the tree and the windows of the church. The design is from the book Add a Seasonal Touch by Designs by Debbie. I took several rows out of the church and the steeple so it would not be so tall. I also put space between the tree and church since it was a 24 stitch pattern. Oops, I forgot to put a star at the top of the tree. I put a stp and bmp file in my drop box.
Okay, I know you are getting tired of my mug rugs but just had to share this one since I like it so much. I found the tree on a site and added the rest to make this .
I just made four for my guests on Christmas day so they can put their drinks on them.
At first I thought the site I found the design on was a blog page but when I downloaded a translation app, it looks like it is a site for women. You MUST visit this site. It has the most beautiful knitted sweaters and designs. If you go on the home page, at the top knitting is under the home tab. Also look at the other tabs. There are designs for mug rugs. I don’t see any information on buying anything so still not sure what the site is for. I just made four for my guests on Christmas day so they can put their drinks on them.
Here is the link. Make sure you scroll all the way down the page to see all the beautiful items.
My mug rug is 39 stitches by 31 rows. 3 colors. 2 strands of 2/24 yarn. Technique 197. I had red as color one, green as color 2 and white as third eyelet color. I did cast on in red. N/N row was 1…/1…, two rows of CX/CX tension 2../2.. and last row of N/N and mug rug tension 3../3.. To finish, I just knitted two rows of N/N at same tension of 3../3.. and then took off with waste yarn knitting circular. I kitchener stitched to finish. To set up, use L19-R20.
When you finish the cast on and start to knit the first row, the end two pushers should be in the up position . If they are, the pattern is centered. In the pattern you will notice that row one has one red stitch on each end.
I have the files in my drop box at this link. You will see two stp files. One file has two e’s in name and one has one e in name. There are two designs for you. There is one bmp file for win/crea users.
I just noticed a mistake in the pattern. It has been corrected and uploaded into my drop box. This is a corrected picture of the final mug rug. I hope no one tried to make it so soon. 😦
I saw this design in a book I have called Add a Seasonal Touch by Designs by Debbie. I had to reduce the rows so that the box would not look like a skyscraper. Lol I took rows out of the bow and the box. When I made the first one I used two weights and had a loose mast tension. As you can see it came out longer than I wanted. I did not want to take out more rows because I liked the design the way it was. So I set the mast tension to 5.5 on both masts and I lowered the tension to 3./3. And I left the weights off. Now I think it looks better. The larger one is 5.5 wide by 7.5 long. The shorter one is 5.5 wide by 6.5 long.
I used 39 stitches and 35 rows. I used two strands of 2/24 yarn for each color and technique 183. Total number of rows knitted is 140. Needle set up was 19 left and 20 right.
To finish, on row 141 , I set locks to N/N and at the same tension, with color one I knitted two rows. Then I set locks to CX/CX and used a good contrasting waste yarn and knit several circular rows. Set locks to N/N and without the yarn, knit one row to drop the rug from the machine. I then took a double eye botkin and kitchener stitched across to the last stitch.
You can find the pattern in bmp format for win/crea and stp format for DAK in the drop box link below. I did not write out full instructions for downloading. If you have trouble with it please email me.
Fall is my favorite season of the year. I love sitting outside and listening to the leaves separating from the trees and falling to the ground. I decided to make some fall mug rugs and a placemat and I decided to do leaves. The colors are beige with brown borders. The leaf colors are orange, yellow, cranberry(my favorite) and green.
The designs are three colors but you will notice four colors in the placemat. I tried knitting with four colors and I would have had each leaf the same color it is on the mug rugs but it came out too stiff and difficult to knit with such a low tension. On the placemat I knitted with three colors of beige, brown and cranberry . When I got to the middle of the pattern , I switched the color of cranberry in eyelet three to green. On the back you will see birds eye pattern one half in beige and green and one half in beige and cranberry. I used technique 197 for the mug rugs and placemat. The rugs are 39 stitches and 31 rows. The placemat is 95 stitches by 59 rows.
I am sharing these patterns but please do not use them to sell as your own pattern.
Here is the link to drop box for the patterns and the instructions.
Enjoy the beautiful season of fall 🙂
I made some mug rug designs in case you don’t want to do the larger placemats. I love these because I can just throw them in the washing machine if they get dirty and they don’t take any space to store until the next year.
Note: In my place mat instructions I did not mention at the end to latch tool bind off the stitches that are on waste yarn starting at the end without the yarn tail. I was assuming everyone would know how to do this.
You can find the instructions in my drop box link.
I am not that thrilled with my design for the 4th of July but if I take any longer making one, the Holiday will be over. I made this on the passap E6000. You can share this with anyone but you can not claim this pattern to be yours. You can find the directions at the following link from my drop box. There are two files with direction. One is a word document and the other is pages for Apple users. If you have trouble getting to drop box, please email me.
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!!
We had a knit in last Friday for a new passap knitter. She learned how to download from the computer to the machine and then how to program the machine from the console. We had her knit a sample of the afghan lovely pattern and a valentine mug rug. Here are her knitted samples. She did not make a mistake. She just has to latch tool finish the mug rug and her afghan lovely sample, but she can do that at home. She will also be able to knit the afghan lovely by downloading the larger pattern into her machine .
Also, I decided that I wanted to make a list of all the items I have posted in my blog . Even I can’t find the post I want for the information so I thought I would share it with you. Here it is in my dropbox. I am having issues with drop box . If you can not get to the drop box, email me and I will email you the pdf.
My girlfriend and I are having a little knitting get together. You are all invited.lol We have a woman coming that I have mentioned before and she is going to knit a mug rug from downloading the pattern to knitting the whole thing. I went into win/crea and made this valentine pattern. I wrote up the pattern for the very beginner passap knitter. The pattern will have you casting on without the console. Then the console is turned on and I walk you through the programming. You can take this pattern into your win/crea and design anything you want as long as you stay within 40 stitches and 26 rows to get this size. You can also make it larger and use as a hot pad. I will be making a St. Patrick day mug rug also. I love to use mug rugs in my house. I have glass tops on my tables and when I set a cup down I can’t stand the sound . It sounds like I am slamming the cup down.
Oh, an update for you: Thank you for all your input on my problem with my afghan. I dreaded going back in and knitting again in case it was something major. I took off the brush near the sensor eye and it had four little specs of that tweed yarn on it. I think the issue was the pile up of these little specks on the sensor eye brush. I am still not convinced file is okay though. hahaha, the stubborn German in me coming out. My machine is knitting fine once again.
This is my design so if you sell them, please give credit to me.is the link to my drop box for the mug rug pattern directions and bmp file.
I am having trouble with the link to drop box. Try this link below. If it does not work, email me and I will send the files and instructions to you.