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A (Giant) Touch of Cables for the Home

April 6th, 2010

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Recently I saw this photo of artist Christien Meindertsma‘s giant knit Aran Rug. It struck me as a beautiful and unique way to incorporate yarncrafts into your home — and I hope you find it as inspirational as I do.

I’m not sure that I have needles quite big enough for a rug, but I bet you that with Speed Stix and three strands of Wool-Ease Thick & Quick, I could make a small rug or a throw. If you’re also inspired by Christien’s piece, take a look at the Diamonds and Pearls cable pattern or the Hourglass cable pattern in our StitchFinder for similar cable patterns to try out.

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  • wintermyst

    Hello,
    Just wanted to let you know that the link and photo isn’t working. I’d love to see them though

    Zontee says: Hi wintermyst, the photo and links are working just fine over here. Perhaps you tried to load them at a time when our web servers were down momentarily, but everything’s up and running now.

  • Aquila

    The link does not work–

    Zontee says: Hi Aquila, as far as I can see, all the links are working correctly. You probably looked at it when there was a disconnection with our web server, but everything’s up now.

  • Hope Saul

    Not able to open the links.

    Zontee says: Hi Hope, I just tried all of the links and they all work. Please try again.

  • http://www.restlessgrace.blogspot.com Grace

    I can’t see the linked photo either. There is an X in the corner box. Perhaps it’s firewalled (I’m at work now).

    Zontee says: Hi Grace, you’re probably on Internet Explorer — it didn’t seem to like the color encoding on the photo, but it’s fixed now, so you should be able to see it.

  • http://www.restlessgrace.blogspot.com Grace

    I can see it !! Very cool. I think I’ve seen this before. I love the idea of a knitted rug. One of my guy friends has a rug that looks like stockinette. Aside from catching crumbs in all the nooks, his rug is very comfy. This would be a great idea for a bath matt…. multiple strands of Natures Choice Organic Cotton and speed sticks.

  • Shirley Kay

    I still can’t open this link. I would really like to see it.

    Zontee says: Hi Shirley, do you mean you can’t see the photo? All the links are working; just click on any of the highlighted text.

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