Via Veneto Table Runner
Pattern uses three colors of Louet Euroflax Sport Weight.
After knitting, yarn is woven through dropped stitches that run the length of the table runner.
Size is 49” x 12” (124.5cm x 30.5cm)
Pattern Description from Mason-Dixon Knitting Outside the Lines: “This is the result of Cristina’s mad-scientist tinkering with the DNA of the table runner. That stitch the looks like weaving? It is weaving. You drop a stitch all the way down the runner, and then weave a contrasting yarn (we used linen, but coarse twine would be nice), potholder-loom style, back through the ladders of the dropped stitch. So simple, and such a nice break from, you know, knitting. The irony of it all is that although this elegant, understated runner definitely does not look like a Victorian stole abandoned on the table, its flat, reversible pattern would make a stunning, unusual-but-not-weird scarf. And unusual-but-not-weird is always a good look.”
- Fine yarn
- 4 hanks Louet Euroflax Sport, 100% linen, 3.5 oz (100g), 270 yd (246m); 2 hanks aqua (Main color - MC), 1 hank each of brick (A) and mustard (B)
- Size 2 (2.75mm) straight and circular needles, 32” (80cm), or size needed to obtain gauge
- Tapestry needle
Difficulty: An easy, pretty stitch pattern and a field trip to weaving.
Note: “This runner would look great in many plant-based yarns, or combinations of yarns. Linen is a practical choice for the table because it washed and dries beautifully.”