Grab some of your favorite DK leftovers and create something fancy for your home! This is a decorative mug mat with a dramatic brioche motif, surrounded by two-color garter stitch stripes and two-color brioche borders. The design has a very Art Deco look, resembling the top of the Chrysler Building in New York! This mug mat is knit flat, and is the perfect size for your morning cup of coffee or tea.
Skill level: Beginner - Intermediate. Techniques used: brioche knit, brioche purl, simple brioche increases and decreases, knitting, purling.
This is a great project for two-color brioche beginners!! A small project, no need to worry about fit and you can play with color! Add some fun stripes, or create a neutral piece! Think of it like a practice swatch that you can put out on your favorite coffee table! Quite the conversation piece. And two-color brioche creates a gorgeous reversible fabric, so now it’s like you have 2 mug mats! I love placing the Contrast Side up, and using colors with striking contrast!
This pattern is both written and charted, for your convenience!
Size: 7” / 17.8cm wide, 8” / 20.3cm at widest point by 8” / 20.3cm depth at longest point (all taken after blocking).
Yarn: Main color (MC): 37yds / 29.2m light Worsted wt. Contrast color (CC): 35yds / 27.4m DK wt. (Please note that Shepherd’s Wool is a light worsted weight yarn, and therefore much closer to DK weight. Feel free to substitute DK weight for the Main Color.)
Shown in: MC: 1 skein Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd’s Wool Worsted in Midnight Lake CC: 1 skein House of A La Mode Dreamy DK in Strawberry Rhubarb
Needles: 20” long US 7 / 4.5mm circular needle
Gauge: 20 sts x 24 rows = 4” / 10cm; measured in two-color garter stitch (taken after blocking).
Tools: tapestry needle for weaving ends, row counter
*Illustrated Knitting Pattern *US Imperial and Metric Measurement *One Size *Suitable for Beginners
Materials you need at home:
*Yarn: Main color (MC): 37yds / 29.2m light Worsted wt. Contrast color (CC): 35yds / 27.4m DK wt. *Needles: 20” long US 7 / 4.5mm circular needle *tapestry needle *row counter
Welcome, I am so happy that you stopped by! I am Lesley Anne Robinson, the knitting pattern designer behind Knit Graffiti Designs. I love to create knitting patterns that focus on modern style with a flair for something different. For my formal training, I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in Interior Design with a Minor in Fiber Design from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. This is where my love of knitting and everything fiber related truly began.