I first saw Turin last summer & thought it was a neat looking yarn. I proceeded to pick it up, feel it, examine it… then I saw the price tag.. eeekk 19.99. I carefully put it back on its shelf, as at that time I couldn’t see spending 20.00 on yarn I had no clue what I was gonna do with it. I found myself in-front of the display staring at this yarn every time I made a trip to Hobby Lobby. Then, I say around Thanksgiving.. The Yarn Gods granted me my wish. It was ON SALE 🙂 It was buy 1 get 50% second, plus their usually 40% off a item coupon. I did the calculations and to my delight I came home with 2 skeins of Turin 🙂
I decided on making floor mats with this yarn. It seemed sturdy enough along with being a pleasant feel on bare feet. Excited to get started I jump in full force. I was pleased to know that 1 skein makes a decent sized mat.
The rectangular mat measures Approx 26 X 19 inches… The round is approx 26 inches round. They are great for smaller areas. Ofcourse if you are wanting a larger mat you will need more than one skein. The skeins themselves do not look like that have alot of yarn to them… reason I had purchased 2 but while making the first mat, the yarn just kept spitting outta the skein.. Like I said pleasantly surprised.
The Technical Stoof…
Turin comes in a few different color schemes. There is 6 total. The yarn I choose was Granite
Net WT.. 17.6oz .. 270yds
75% Acrylic, 15% Nylon, 10% Wool … Hand wash cool water.. lay flat to dry
Recommended 10mm Hook/ Needle
The Good, Bad and Ugly…
This yarn is on the soft side. Colors are very nice and transition well. Did not run into any tied together “ends” in either skein I used, they were one continuous strand.
Above is a strand of the yarn for illustration
The outer fiber is spun onto a decent sized foundation strand. The outer fiber appears to be tightly woven but working with it you can feel it “slide” slightly on the foundation strand.
When working with this yarn.. I recommend knowing exactly what your going to do with it and/or have a pattern ready for it. Frogging this yarn was a living nightmare. It catches on itself and you must undo each stitch individually 😦 Hiding ends is also on the frustrating side as the outer layer of the yarn slides and bunches up on you as your weaving the end in. I found wetting and twisting the outer layer of the yarn slightly before weaving helped alittle.
Anything that requires pulling the yarn threw stitches, like hiding ends, making a magic circle( yeah does not work at all), etc, bunches up the yarn.
When all is said and done… I don’t hate this yarn, it was abit of a challenge and great learning experience. However, Im not sure I would say I love this yarn either. It got me out of my comfort zone which is great but truthfully, Id rather not deal with the hassel it creates… If I need to replace or need more floor mats, I would buy this yarn, just for that reason but its not one that would be kept in stock on my favorites stash shelf.
If ya would like to give this yarn a try ….Below you will find the pattern for the Round floor mat…
Round Floor Mat Pattern
This pattern is done in the round, continuous rows. It is not your basic circle, as with changing of types of stitches used it requires a little tweaking.
The Border used with this pattern is the Crab Stitch (reverse single crochet)
The crab stitch gives a sturdy edge to this rug as to prevent fraying from use.
- SC = Single Crochet
- DC = Double Crochet
- HDC = Half Double Crochet
- Ch. = Chain
- SM = Stitch Marker
What you will need..
- 12mm Hook
- 1 Skein of Yarn Bee Turin .. Your Choice of Color
- Stitch Marker
- Large Tapestry Needle & Scissors
Slip Stitch into First Ch. (to form circle)
1.) Ch.1, 8SC into Circle .. ( you will be placing a SM in the first stitch made.. repeat this as you go around to keep track of rows)
2.) No Ch. , 2DC in each stitch around.
3.) 2DC – DC around
4.) 2DC each stitch around
5.) *2HDC – HDC 3*, repeat* to * 10 times, 2HDC…..HDC remaining
6. & 7.) HDC around
8.) *2HDC – HDC 3* repeat * to * around
9.) HDC around
10.)*2DC – DC 4* , Repeat * to * around, DC any remaining
11.) DC 4, 2DC, * DC 5 – 2DC*, Repeat *to* around
12.) DC 5, 2DC, *DC 6 – 2DC* Repeat *to* around DC any remaining
13.) 2HDC, HDC all remaining
14.&15.) HDC around
16.) 2HDC, HDC 58, 2HDC, HDC remaining
17.) *2SC – SC 4* Repeat *to* around.
Row 18 is your border… SC in first stitch of the round, CH.1, Then Crab Stitch around, Slip Stitch into Ch.1 , Fasten off, and carefully hide end.
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