Big project 1 – finished at last!

Coming in at 30cm and 2 meters long…

My new table runner! Knitted following the free pattern ‘Art-Deco Tablerunner’ by Dawn Martin, more or less.

Look at the cable work! And the cute triangular shaped ends! Ok, it’s all black so not the easiest of colours to see all the detail, but it’s there, and I’m proud of it!

My last table runner died a death about…two years ago? It was light green, and met black coffee, which stained it yet my attempts to dye it resulted in nothing…so I picked out this pattern all the way back then and have only just got around to casting it on.

That gives you an idea of how long my ‘to knit’ list is…

Anyhow, the reason it’s ‘more or less’ the pattern is that the centre diamond part confused me. Granted, having a little one waking me up four times a night and a not so little one having me up at 6am leads me to being easily confused…but I gave up on the pattern and winged it.

Came out fine, so that’s all that counts really!

In other knitting news I’m plodding on with big knitting project 2 still, but I’m about 3/4 done, so the end is in sight! Hopefully you’ll all see it next post!

Short blog today as pretty tired running around the park and duck pond with Felix and her best friend who we were looking after today. Inkling was marvelled by the ducks, but didn’t like the swans. That said, when they’re hissing and rearing because of a careless dog owner letting their dog run right into them…well, it’s a pretty scary sight!

Wool count:

Starting total – 622

Wool used – 4 (3 this week!)
Wool bought – 0
Wool given – 1 (Engel bought me a Small Clanger kit, its meant for Inkling as Felix has a Tiny Clanger, but it’s still mine right now! Another item on my to do list!)
Wool gifted – 0

Total – 619

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4 comments on “Big project 1 – finished at last!
  1. Rachel says:

    A lovely table runner! Although that is some length – you’ll be competing with the bayeux tapestry next!

  2. Sue says:

    I have enjoyed your comments as I am beginning this project. A question from the beginning – after the hemming row is finished, will the scrap yarn show on the R side or W side of the piece as I am working. I’ve started twice now and am not sure.
    Also, when you get the the end where you will join with the other piece (actually the middle of the runner), what do you do with the scrap yarn that you used for the hemming row way at the beginning?
    Thanks so much!

    • Roxy says:

      After the hemming row, the scrap yarn will be on the wrong side.

      You actually remove the scrap yarn when you get to the hemming row – you remove the original CO, so that the sts are live, fold the work in half so that you are able to line up the CO sts with the sts you are currently working on, and then you k2tog one st from the CO and one st from the needle you’re working on, this leave you with the correct number of sts and a very nice folded over join.

      I hope that makes sense!

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