Big Stitch Knit Rug

Our Big Stitch Knit Rug is scrumptious like a heavenly soft cloud and beautiful like a white-pebbled Sardinian beach. Sinking your feet into its cozy stitches is such a wonderful feeling you'll want it first thing in the morning and last thing at night!

With its farm-fresh natural fibers and jumbo sized stitches, the Big Stitch Knit Rug embraces homey rusticity with modern panache. A super easy slip stitch pattern gives it its lofty squishiness and fantastic nubbly texture.

Like its circular cousin, the Big Stitch Crocheted Rug, this knit version is made out of Bag Smith's Big Stitch Alpaca. It seems to say, "Make me into a gorgeous rug!". Seventy percent alpaca reinforced by a touch of wool and nylon, this yarn is ready to withstand rigorous duty with dignity and beauty! 

The Materials

  • 2 skeins of Bag Smith's Big Stitch Alpaca Yarn (70% alpaca, 15% wool, 15% nylon; 140 yards). This color is Cream.

The Pattern


1 1/4 stitches = 1 inch in stitch pattern

Finished Dimensions

34 inches wide x 41 inches long 

Pattern Note

Slip 1: Slip 1 purlwise, with yarn in back.


Cast on 41 stitches.

Wrong Side (WR): Knit

Right Side (RS): *K1, slip 1, repeat from * to last stitch, K1

Repeat previous 2 rows until piece measures about 41 inches or until desired length, ending with a WS row.

Bind off loosely and weave in your ends.

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54 Responses to Big Stitch Knit Rug

  1. Rachel says:

    I'd like to make a 10X12 version of this. Would the magnum work and how much would I need? Would it be more cost effective to buy the rug already made?

  2. Kristen says:

    So, is this actually knitted in the round or flat? I know, silly question, since it calls for circular needles but since it's a rug I figured it would be knitted flat.

  3. purl bee says:

    Hi Kristen-

    This is knit flat. The circular needles are used in this pattern just as you would use straight needles. The cable that connects the needles is used to hold the substantial width of the piece.

    Thanks so much for getting in touch!


  4. Catherine roche says:

    Love your work

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