Handmade trivets and coasters on nodes technology

If you do needlework at home, there’s always the remnants of yarn. For big things it lacks, but for the coasters and handmade trivetsĀ are quite.

Measurements

  • Coasters: 3 1/2 inches wide x 4 inches long
  • Circular Trivet: 6 inches in diameter
  • Oval Trivet: 6 inches wide x 8 1/2 inches long
We shall assume that all required materials you have already gathered, so let’s begin.

Special Techniques

l-Cord: Cast on specified number of sts. *Do not turn, slide sts to other end of needle, pull yarn across back, knit to end; rep from * until cord measures desired length.
See Knots in Your Knits article for Carrick Bend Mat Knot, Turk’s Head Mat Knot and Ocean Plait Mat Knot instructions.

Pattern Note

All knots require adjustment to redistribute and tighten cord lengths. Gently tug sections to shape them as shown.

Coasters

With A (B), cast on 4 sts.
Work l-Cord 6 feet long; bind off. Weave in ends.
With cord, tie Carrick Bend Mat Knot, wrapping knot 3 times.
Adjust knot to evenly distribute cord length.
Sew ends down on back of piece.

Circular Trivet

With C, cast on 6 sts.
Work l-Cord 12 feet long; bind off.
Weave in ends.
With cord, tie Turk’s Head Mat Knot, wrapping knot 4 times. Adjust knot to evenly distribute cord length.
Sew ends down on back of piece.

Oval Trivet

With D, cast on 6 sts.
Work l-Cord 22 feet long; bind off.
Weave in ends.
With cord, tie Ocean Plait Mat Knot, wrapping knot 4 times.
Adjust knot to evenly distribute cord length.
Sew ends down on back of piece.

Handmade trivets and coasters on nodes technology

Carrick Bend Mat Knot

The turns and crossings of this mat-knot resemble an old nautical knot known as the “carrick bend” used for joining cables or hawsers.

Handmade trivets and coasters on nodes technology

The two sides of the derssed three-turn knot.

Turk’s Head Mat Knot

A vast family of knots bears the Turk’s head name, taken from the turban it supposedly resembles. This one takes three turns and has five bights.

Handmade trivets and coasters on nodes technology

The two sides of a dressed three-turn knot.

Ocean Plait Mat Knot

This knotted mat is used to protect decks from damage and provide firm footing. Make one from rope and use it as a doormat!

Handmade trivets and coasters on nodes technology
By the way you can watch how to make 10 handicrafts from twine.

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