Ombre Tapis Free Knitting Pattern

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 We love functional items for the home which is why we were so excited when Kristen came up with this gorgeous Ombre Tapis (which is French for "shaded rug") using Rowan's new All Seasons Chunky yarn! This stunning 2x3' rug can be used in many areas of your home - as a kitchen rug, bath mat, entry rug, or in the bedroom. Best of all, it's colorful enough to match with a variety of color schemes, and easy to customize to fit your needs. The pattern uses just eight balls of the Rowan All Seasons Chunky (which is super sturdy and machine washable), and the skeins are held double to create a lovely and subtle ombre - or shaded - effect. The rug is knit on US size 15 needles, making it a super speedy project as well!

Ombre Tapis

 Kristen's inspiration for the project stems from a rag rug her mother made years ago. She remembers how many hours were spent braiding the strips of fabric together until there was enough length to sew together for a properly sized rug. It was used in her family's kitchen for years, and her mom still has it and uses it regularly. Kristen's colorful Ombre rug was inspired by the colors of that original rug, but updated into a style that could be easily made by any knitter. The simple seed stitch pattern adds texture and loft, but makes it easy and accessible even for beginning knitters. Kits are available to make Kristen's version of the rug, or mix and match 8 colors of your own choosing to create your custom rug! We hope you'll enjoy using this lovely "Tapis" in your home!
 Ombre Tapis

Rowan All Seasons ChunkyYarn Rowan All Seasons ChunkyYarn Rowan All Seasons ChunkyYarn Rowan All Seasons ChunkyYarn

You can purchase the items to make your own Ombre Tapis here!
Full Downloadable and Printable Pattern Available Here
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Single Stranded Version:
  • 9 sts and 17 rows = 4" in Seed Stitch pattern, however gauge is not crucial for this pattern.
Finished Measurements
  • 24" by 36"

About the Designer

Designer - Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich

Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich lives in Reno, NV and works on the Customer Engagement team at Jimmy Beans Wool; her tasks include social media (Ravelry & Pinterest, yay!) and coordinating the blog, she co-writes the bi-monthly newsletters and designs knitting, sewing and crochet patterns among various other fun tasks. Outside of work, she is the designer behind Marinade Designs (, her own line of knitting patterns that she is hoping to expand in the coming year. When she's not knitting or sewing her own clothes, she is working in her garden, tending to her chickens, cooking up delicious food, doing yoga, or hiking and backpacking with her husband and their feisty little mutt Wallace. Feel free to check out all of Kristen's designs on Ravelry:

For help with any of Kristen's patterns on the JBW Free Patterns Page, feel free to e-mail her directly at:

We hope you enjoy this free knitting pattern. This free pattern and the associated photographs are only for personal non-commercial use and are not for resale.
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