These indigo cotton placemats are just right for casual summer dining out of doors. Perfect for an early morning breakfast or a light lunch under the sun umbrella, their dusky blue colour and open mesh patterning brings a welcome sense of cool even to the hottest of summer days.
The pattern includes instructions for two sizes of rectangular placemats and an oval central tablemat which is well-insulated to provide some protection for your tabletop. Both styles are reversible, giving a choice of looks for your next occasion.
Please see below for more details about this pattern.
TECHNIQUES REQUIRED: Knitting, purling, increases, decreases, slipped stitches and working with two ends of yarn held together.
For tablemat only: Circular cast on and working in the round.
Rectangular placemats: Medium, (Large)
. Medium size: 30 x 40 cm / 12 x 16 ins
. Large size: 35 x 46 cm / 14 x 18 ins
Oval tablemat: 30 x 40 cm / 12 x 16 ins
Yarn: Rowan Original Denim worsted-weight 100% cotton yarn, 92m/100 yds:50gm ball, Colour #001 Memphis (Light indigo blue),
. Placemats: x3 (4) balls each
. Tablemat: x3 balls each
Actual amount used in samples as shown:
Medium Placemat: 135gm/4.8 oz, 250m/273 yds
Large Placemat: 181gm/6.5 oz, 333m/362 yds
Tablemat: 132gm/4.7 oz, 243m/264 yds
Yarn substitution: To use an alternative yarn, please select a light Aran or worsted-weight cotton yarn with a recommended gauge of about 20 sts:10 cm/4 ins using 4mm/US #6 needles when working with a single strand of yarn. Please note that the mats are worked with two ends of yarn held together.
Needles: Size 4.5mm/US #7 circular needles, length 80cm/32 ins.
Gauge: 17 sts & 19 rows:10cm/4 ins in Double Moss Stitch, using 4.5mm/US #7 needles.
Notions: Row counter, markers, tapestry needle for finishing and water mister for blocking.
The pattern includes stitch charts and full line-by-line instructions and is available for immediate download.
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4 Jun 2016: Tranquility, Strength and Optimism
23 Jun 2016: Mendip Placemats
Current Version: v28NOV2023
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© Moira Ravenscroft, 2023