Art-Deco Tablerunner by Dawn Martin
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Art-Deco Tablerunner

Knitting
August 2008
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
475 yards (434 m)
11x54 inches or 28x137 centimeters
This pattern is available for free.

From the website:

Someday I will own an art-deco cedar chest crafted by my great-grandfather. My aunt and uncle, who love the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, introduced me to the joys of travel at a rather young age. I spent a college semester in Glasgow, where the marks left by Charles Rennie Mackintosh are proudly exhibited. With this background, when I saw a cable pattern in a book of Viking inspirations, I immediately began envisioning its use in an Art-Deco knitted design. This table runner, with its sleek, streamlined twisted stitches and biased stockinette mimicking wood-grain play is the result of the adventure. I used a bamboo/silk blend yarn to represent Art-Deco’s fascination with man’s achievements and its revelry in luxury.“