A few weeks ago, I stumbled across this Purl Soho Reversible Scarf Pattern. I fell in love with the way the front side almost looked like it has been woven. Yet the pattern was made up of simple knit, purl and slip stitches.
As much as I loved the front side of the scarf, I couldn’t say I felt the same way about the back. The pattern is technically reversible, but the texture of the back side is very different from the front side. Still pretty, but not my personal cup of tea.
I knew I needed to find a way to incorporate the pattern into a project, but needed something flat where only the front side would be showing. Hence, the table runner!
I don’t know why I didn’t come up with this idea sooner. There are so many knit stitch patterns that I love on one side but not the other. This is a perfect solution for keeping the back side of a stitch pattern disguised.
To make this table runner, I followed the instructions for the Purl Soho Reversible Scarf Pattern using the set of instructions given in the original pattern to cast on 49 stitches. From there, I continued in the stitch pattern given until my table runner reached the desired length. You could easily adjust this pattern based on the size of your table as long as you cast on an odd number of stitches. If you need any help following the pattern, Purl Soho has a free YouTube video tutorial that walks through each step.
I used two skeins of Loops & Threads Impeccable (one skein of each color) to make the table runner pictured here. This is a weight #4 yarn that is super affordable and can easily be found at any craft store. My dining room table gets a lot of use, crumbs and spills. I didn’t want to use anything high end that would be missed if it got ruined. Below are links to purchase the materials for this table runner if you want to make the same one.
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Enjoy a few more close up photos of the stitch pattern.
Happy knitting! Hope this table runner idea brightens up your dining room as it did mine.