The essence of summer, these placemats recall long, lazy days by the shore. With colours reminiscent of white sandy beaches, coral-tinted seashells, the sea and the sky, the Somertide Placemats set the scene for a summer lunch by the pool. Just add freshly squeezed lemonade to complete the picture!
The placemats are reversible and are worked using two stands of a crisp cotton/linen yarn held together. The pattern includes instructions for four different sizes of placemats together with a set of matching coasters.
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.
Placemats: Small (Medium, Large, Extra Large)
. Width: 32 (36, 40, 45) cm / 12.5 (14, 16, 18) ins
. Height: 24 (27, 30, 35) cm / 9.5 (10.5, 12, 14) ins
Coasters: 10.5cm, 4⅛ ins square
Yarn: Knit Picks Cotlin DK yarn, 70% cotton, 30% linen,
113 m/123 yds:50 gm ball.
Colours: 044 Swan/Cream, 334 Hydrangea/Pale blue,
338 Sagebrush/Pale green, 070 Surf/Aqua,
337 Conch/Orange & 694 Linen/Beige
Amounts – Placemat: x2 (3, 4, 4) balls each
& Coaster: x1 ball each
Actual amounts used – Placemats:
. Small: 84gm, 190m/207 yds
. Medium: 106gm, 240m/260 yds
. Large: 131gm, 296m/322 yds
. Extra Large: 172gm, 389m/425 yds
. Coaster: 13 gm/0.5 oz, 30m/32 yds
Yarn substitution: To use an alternative yarn, please select a DK (Double Knitting) cotton/linen yarn with a recommended gauge of about 22 sts:10cm/4 ins with 4.5mm/US #7 needles when working with a single strand of yarn. Please note that the placemats are worked with two ends of yarn held together for an extra-dense finish.
Needles: Size 4.5mm/US #7 long straight or circular needles.
Gauge: 20 sts & 34 rows:10cm/4 ins in Double-Banded Rib pattern, using 4.5mm/US #7 needles, with yarn held double throughout.
Notions: Row counter, 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.
Payments can be made by credit card, debit card, or PayPal. You will then receive a confirmation of your transaction together with the download link by e-mail.
The pdf file can be printed out or viewed on a computer, tablet or mobile device. Please let me know if you have any difficulties in downloading or opening the file.
05 Jan 2017: Love these colours
14 Jun 2019: Merry it is in Somertide
19 Jun 2019: New knitting pattern – Somertide Placemats
26 Jun 2019: Slip those stitches!
Current Version: v02DEC2023
Please contact me if you have a previous version of the pattern and would like an updated copy.
© Moira Ravenscroft, 2023