Hamilton Table Runner
Table runners have been used since early times as a way to enhance the look of a dining table and bring a sense of occasion to a meal. A table runner acts to set the scene for an event, providing a colour theme and imparting a sense of elegance and tradition.
Wooden tables especially benefit from the use of a table runner since the texture and colour of the runner can bring out the beauty of the wood itself.
The Hamilton Table Runner features a reversible stitch with a wonderfully textural diamond design. The pattern includes stitch charts and full line-by-line instructions for three different sizes.
Please see below for more details about this pattern.
TECHNIQUES REQUIRED: Knitting, purling, increases, decreases, slipped stitches and working with long stitch chart or written instructions.
SIZES: Small (Medium, Large)
Width: 25 (33, 40)cm/10 (13, 16) ins
Length: 150 (180, 210)cm/60 (72, 84) ins
Yarn: Knit Picks Cotlin DK yarn, 70% cotton, 30% linen, 113m/123 yds:50gm ball in Colour #24466 Pomegranate x5 (8, 11) balls.
Actual amount used in Medium size as shown:
347gm/12.24 oz, 785m/858 yds.
Yarn substitution: To use an alternative yarn, please select a Double Knitting (DK) cotton or cotton/linen mix yarn with a recommended gauge of about 22 sts:10 cm/4 ins using 3.75- 4.5mm/US #5-7 needles.
Needles: Size 3.5mm/US #4 long straight needles, or circular needles in length 60cm/24 ins.
Gauge: 25 sts/28 rows:10cm/4 ins in Elongated Diamond Pattern using 3.5mm/US #4 needles.
Notions: Row counter, markers, tapestry needle for finishing, rustless pins & water spray 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.
06 Nov 2015: So it begins
14 Nov 2015: New pattern – Hamilton Table Runner
20 Mar 2017: Is it a bird or a plane?
15 Dec 2017: Diamonds in Kyoto
Current Version: v12SEPT2023
Please contact me if you have a previous version of the pattern and would like an updated copy.
© Moira Ravenscroft, 2023