14 Nov 2015

New pattern - Hamilton Table Runner

Although we may not relish the approach of winter, it does provide us all with a perfect excuse for some indoor entertaining and parties. Barbecues and picnics at the park are rapidly become a fading memory with the cooler temperatures outside. However, what could be better than a welcoming fire, a glass of mulled wine and a gathering of friendly faces to help celebrate Thanksgiving or your other seasonal events.

So make it an occasion everyone will remember with a brand new table runner! A table runner acts to set the scene for the whole room and brings a wonderful sense of elegance and tradition to any event. Add accessories, flowers and decorations to match your colour theme and you will have the perfect setting for the day. 

There are lots of ways to use table runners but they work especially well with wooden tables because they bring out the beauty of the wood. You can also drape them over the top of a simple tablecloth for a stunning effect or use a narrow runner on your favourite sideboard.

The Hamilton Table Runner pictured here is the latest pattern in my #KnittingAhead series. This features a wonderful reversible stitch, Elongated Diamond Pattern, from our book, Reversible Knitting Stitches

This is an absolutely beautiful stitch, with an embossed diamond pattern set between garter stitch ridges. The pattern really catches the light and gives a wonderful sense of proportion to a table setting — perfect for all those winter festivities coming very soon!

The runner is worked in Knit Picks "Cotlin" which is a crisp cotton/linen mixture, but if you can't get hold of that then Rowan's "Creative Linen" would be a good alternative.

For more information about the Hamilton Table Runner pattern, please click here. Good wishes for your next winter event!

Happy Knitting!


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