Mason Dixon Knitting is one of my favorite knitting books. I love almost all of their non-clothing patterns, in both books. This project, Absorba, the Great Bathmat, is one of my all time favorites – it’s right up there with the Ballband Warshrags. I knitted one of these about 6 years ago, I think. Recently it had to be retired because the cats had finally destroyed it.
Great timing though – I had just ordered more Peaches & Creme double worsted cotton yarn from Pisgah Yarn & Dyeing Co. Who, by the way, are the absolute nicest people EVER. Seriously. Their customer services is amazing! So, I figured now was as good a time as any to get to work on a few rugs and a bathmat for the apartment. As you can see, the cones of yarn are HUGE and will make many many many rugs.
This bathmat ends up sooo squishy and soft that I want to make a few for the bedroom, too.
The rug is knit on large needles with double worsted weight cotton held triple stranded. All that means this that this rug knits up super fast. And I LOVE log cabin knitting, the fewer ends to sew in the happier I am!