Union Table Runner by Joan Beebe

Union Table Runner

August 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette St, preblocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
375 - 425 yards (343 - 389 m)
14" x 32", blocked (35.5 cm x 81 cm)
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Union Table Runner is a symmetrical table runner with optional beads worked into the end sections. One end section is worked, then set aside. The second end section and center section are then worked and the 2 pieces are grafted together. Instructions for grafting are included because the “normal” technique is modified to create a garter ridge and complete the symmetry of the pattern.

This pattern is both written and charted and both types of instructions have been fully tested.

Take a moment to look at the project photos -- variations for lighter and heavier weight yarns are listed. Also, by altering the number of pattern repeats, you can easily lengthen or shorten this pattern to suit your needs.

The center section is a 28 row repeat and requires some concentration to complete successfully. Lifelines may be helpful! Stitches used include basic knits and purls, yo, decreases, and double decreased (sk2p and cdd - both explained in pattern).