Posted on

Deco Mug Mat :: to fit your favorite cup

Processed with VSCO with f2 preset  Processed with VSCO with f2 preset

Check out this tiny little brioche pattern!!  Have you been itching to try two-color brioche, but want to start with something small?  This is the project for YOU!  Grab some of your favorite DK leftovers and create something fancy for your home! Deco Mug Mat :: my newest knitting pattern for a decorative mug mat with a dramatic brioche motif, surrounded by two-color garter stitch stripes and two-color brioche borders.  Taking less than 75 yards of DK weight yarn TOTAL, this is the perfect stash-busting project for all those beautiful yarny bits you have lying around that you can’t stop looking at!

Processed with VSCO with f2 preset

I can’t even tell you how fun this was for me to create. This design actually started out as an experimental swatch for a much larger design (a giant brioche cape, coming in June) and gave me quite the surprise! It ended up having a very Art Deco look, resembling the top of the Chrysler Building in New York! I knew this had to become something on it’s own.  So, Pink Madness was born!  I know, I know, you were expecting me to talk more about the Deco Mug Mat.  But it actually led to the design of that super fun scarf pattern (which I will be teaching at my local yarn shop Woven Art, starting tomorrow!!).

Processed with VSCO with f2 preset

Anyway, enough about Pink Madness.  Now for the yarn I used for my mug mat samples. All of the mug mats were knit using Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd’s Wool Worsted as the Main Color (Main Side shown in photo above), and then I used bright speckled yarn for the Contrast Colors! Mat #1 (far left), which was my original swatch sample, uses a combination of Midnight Lake and House of A La Mode Dreamy DK in color Strawberry Rhubarb.  Such a dreamy contrast. Mat #2 (center) uses White Shepherd’s Wool and Hedgehog Fibres Tulp (one of my all-time favorite pinks) with a small stripe of Where’s My Bike. Mat #3 (far right) uses Roasted Pumpkin Shepherd’s Wool and Republic of Wool DK in color Tiny Dancer Speckle. Dive through your stash for the perfect color combination to brighten up your home!!

Deco Mug Mat is a fun and quick project, you can find the pattern on Ravelry, here.

Happy briocheing, friends!!

4 thoughts on “Deco Mug Mat :: to fit your favorite cup

  1. So Darn Cool, Lesley! I love the whole Art Deco vibe. This is a Definite pattern for me to try brioche! Thanks Tons 😊

    1. Thank you so much, Shari!! So happy that you’re going to try brioche!! 🙂

  2. I got into brioche after practically stalking it for a year. Yes, I’m now obsessed with it!
    When I saw a photo of this beautiful mug mat on Instagram, I had to have one, so I twenty to Ravelry, snagged a copy of the pattern and cast on.
    Your instructions are very well written and easy to follow.
    Thank you, by the way, for providing both the written and charted pattern!
    I’ve done charted brioche, but I knit faster reading the written instructions.
    I’m definitely recommending your pattern as an intro to 2-colour brioche knitting!

    1. Thank you so much!!! I’m so happy that you enjoyed the pattern, and even happier that you love brioche!! Happy briocheing, friend. xxx

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *