The Marcie Table Runner was a design idea I had back in March. I have seen a lot of crocheted table runners but not any patterns for knitters. I knew I wanted something light, lacy, and perfect for any home, vintage or modern.
I named this design after my mom, Marcie, because she is my role model and the reason I started working with yarn in the first place. She’s also pretty and sweet, just like this pattern!
I reached out to We Are Knitters to pitch my idea to them for a collaboration and they generously donated the yarn you see in all the pictures. The Recycled Yarn is made from 95% recycled cotton and 5% other fibers. I am always excited to create something that not only came from recycled fibers, but is biodegradable as well. I highly recommend this yarn for home designs because it has a sturdy texture that will withstand use and wear. If you’d like to order some of this or another yarn, you can save $12 with my code at checkout: MGMD2JH4E. I am so proud of this design and hope you love it as well!
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- US 10 6.0mm needles
- DK (3) weight yarn. You will need a little less than 100 yards per foot. I used 400 yards of The Recycled Yarn from We Are Knitters in the color Natural for a 4.5 ft runner + fringe. I highly recommend this yarn or another DK weight cotton.
- Measuring tape
- k – knit
- p – purl
- yo – yarn over
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- sl – slip
- wyib – with yarn in back
- wyif – with yarn in front
- psso 2 – pass slipped stitch over the 2 knit stitches
- *- repeat as directed
Gauge is not important for this pattern as you are using large needles and it will be loose and flowy. You will follow measurements in the pattern to make the table runner your desired length. This table runner measures approx. 10-11″ (25.4-27.9cm) wide.
The first and last two stitches of each row are dedicated to creating a beautiful, clean edge. Make sure to pay careful attention to these stitches. For example, each row ends with a purl. If you accidentally knit the last stitch, it will create an awkward bump on the edge.
Tension & Steaming
Be careful with your tension while knitting lace. If your work starts to lean to one side (one side looks longer) try to loosen or tighten up your tension on one side. Depending on the yarn you use, your finished runner will most likely need blocking. I gave mine a good steam with an iron and it helped smooth out all the stitches and correct any tension issues. I cannot personally recommend wet blocking as I didn’t try it myself, but you’re welcome to try if you feel comfortable. Keep in mind your runner will grow a little when it’s blocked.
This pattern is worked in sections instead of row by row. Each section will have a new row 1.
Slip stitches are ALWAYS purl wise unless otherwise stated. Pay attention to how the pattern says to slip stitch.
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To begin, cast on 42 sts using the Long Tail Cast On Method.
Rows 1-4: k all sts across each row (4 rows total).
Row 5: *k1, yo* until 1 st left, k the last st.
Row 6: *k1, drop yo* until 1 st left, k the last st.
Now you will start the lacework and knit until your desired length. The lacework is a 4 row repeat.
Row 1: sl1 wyib, k4, *yo, sl1 k wise, k2, psso 2* repeat until 4 sts left, k2, sl1 wyib, p1.
Row 2: sl1 wyib, p until 2 sts left, sl1 wyif, p1.
Row 3: sl1 wyib, k3, *yo, sl1 k wise, k2, psso 2* repeat until 2 sts left, sl1 wyib, p1.
Row 4: sl1 wyib, p until 2 sts left, sl1 wyif, p1.
Repeat rows 1-4 until your table runner is 6″ (15.2cm) longer than the length of the table you are making it for. For example, my table is 4ft so I knit until 4.5ft. Then continue to the Edge 2 section.
For this section we will begin on the backside of your work, so you’ll need to stop your lace section after a row 1 or row 3.
Row 1: *k1, yo* until 1 st left, k the last st.
Row 2: *k1, drop yo* until 1 st left, k the last st.
Row 3-6: k all sts across each row (4 rows total).
Now you will knit one more row while doing a simple bind off. Cut yarn and weave in all ends.
I added a simple fringe to each end of the table runner and knotted the ends together. For a photo tutorial on how to do this, you can purchase the PDF version of this pattern here.
This pattern is the property of Kalley Reedy and may not be altered or sold. Sharing or selling this pattern as your own design will not be tolerated. You are welcome to sell the finished product for a fair price but please give credit to the designer by linking the pattern in your description. The use of the pictures in this pattern is prohibited without permission.
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