Mid-summer has arrived, and with it balmy evenings and sunny days. It is just beautiful here in New England right now, with gentle breezes rustling the oak leaves and the scents of roses and lilies filling the air.
In other words, it's a perfect time for meals out of doors. A lazy Sunday breakfast or a light lunch under the sun umbrella - what could be better....
So here is a new knitting pattern for some placemats to help set the scene, the Mendip Placemats. These are worked in one of my favourite yarns, Rowan Yarns "Original Denim". This is a 100% cotton yarn with a wonderfully crisp texture.
They are also in this season's key colour of dusky blue. I love it when the coming trend is also a favourite classic shade. Indigo, denim, blue - the colour of ages-old tradition, our youth and next season all wrapped up in one. Perfect.
The set includes two different sizes of rectangular placemats and a central oval tablemat, which features a strong purl-banded design to provide some protection for your tabletop. The stitch pattern is reversible, with one side having a neat ridged appearance while the other has a more fluid, casual feel.
The pattern includes full line-by-line instructions, diagrams and stitch charts. Make just a couple of placemats as a gift for someone special or a whole dining set for your next family gathering.
If you would like to read more about the Mendip Placemats knitting pattern, then please click here.