Fortunately, it didn't stop me knitting for long and I have been having fun finishing up some projects that just needed a bit more love and attention. The first of these was a scarf made from the Hamilton Table Runner pattern.
The real difference comes from the yarn being used. For a table runner you want the yarn to be fairly firm and crisp to hold its shape well and provide some insulation to the table. A matte finish is also preferable so the runner is quietly present without dominating the look of the room.
So the ideal yarn would probably be a cotton or a cotton/linen mix such as the KnitPicks CotLin yarn I used for the original pattern.
This is Galileo, which is a beautifully soft yarn with a lovely combination of merino wool and bamboo. The bamboo brings in a wonderful sheen and drape, while the merino gives just the right degree of warmth for a scarf. (And no, I don't get any commission from KnitPicks – I just like their yarn!)
Have you ever done that? Been so enjoying knitting a pattern that you continued on too long? I found I wanted to "just knit one more diamond shape" and was quite disappointed when the yarn supply failed on me. This is the Elongated Diamond Pattern from our new E‐Book, Reversible Knitting Stitches, and is a lovely double‐sided stitch.
If you'd like to see more details about the Hamilton Table Runner pattern, then please click here, and for more details about our Reversible Knitting Stitches book, please click here.
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