Hints for making sisal mats using garden twine
Cast on 60 stitches using size 7 needles. Using garter stitch (every row knit) knit until mat measures about 6inches. Cast off
Crochet a long chain and then stitch together with matching thread.
(Or you can use a pattern you have used previously)
Rectangular mat based on a place mat or stiff card
Cut lengths of twine at least three inches longer than your base (to create a fringe at each end of the mat)
Cover the base with PVA glue and lay the twine on top making sure that you cover the base. Apply another coat of PVA glue and leave to dry. Trim the fringes if necessary.
Add red, white and yellow wool so that one strand will be sisal and white, one sisal and yellow, and one sisal and red, to make a lovely mixed colour plait.