Garter stitch, yarn overs and short rows combine into a rustic, trendy mat.
40 inches in diameter
• Plymouth Yarn Encore Mega (super chunky weight; 75% acrylic/25% wool; 64 yds/100g per ball): 10 balls taupe #0240
• Size 13 (9mm) 32-inch or longer circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge
10 sts and 18 rows = 4 inches/ 10cm in pat. Gauge is not critical for this project.
Mat is worked flat; circle is composed of a series of shortrow wedges. On wrong-side rows, knit into yarn overs.
Cast on 50 sts, leaving an 8-inch tail.
Row 1 (RS): *K2, yo, k2tog; rep from * to last 2 sts, turn.
Row 2 and all WS rows: Knit.
Row 3: Knit to last 4 sts, turn.
Row 5: *K2, yo, k2tog; rep from * to last 6 sts, turn.
Row 7: Knit to last 8 sts, turn.
Row 9: *K2, yo, k2tog; rep from * to last 10 sts, turn.
Row 11: Knit to last 12 sts, turn.
Row 13: *K2, yo, k2tog; rep from * to last 14 sts, turn.
Row 15: Knit to last 16 sts, turn.
Rows 16–42: Continue in this manner, working 2 fewer sts every RS row, until 8 sts rem.
Rows 43 and 44: Knit. Rep [Rows 1–44] 12 times.
Bind off, leaving a long tail for seaming.
Designer’s TIP When you bind off, leave a long tail for seaming.
Using cast-on tail, gather cast-on sts into a circle; pull tight, then weave in end to secure.
Using bind-off tail and starting at outer edge, sew cast-on and bound-off edges tog.