This is a placemat I made the other day. Every now and then I like a mindless project just for the sake of knitting. Would make a great, and if you use a yarn that is machine washable, they are easy to care for.
  1. Size 6 needle
  2. Skein of worsted yarn
  3. 47 stitches with a slip stitch at the beginning of each row to flatten out the work
  4. Ribbing - k1p1 x6 row
  5. Knit every row until desired length (13"x 11" pictures) 
  6. I casted on free hand, and started ribbing first row, Bound off knit purl oppose to all knit or purl bind off.