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Lattice Table Runner

Design by Laura Polley

Linen lace is simple and elegant for the table.

Skill Level

Finished Size
Approx 18 x 42 inches, including borders


  • Light worsted weight yarn* (200 yds/100g per ball): 4 skeins pale green
  • Size 6 (4mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Stitch marker

17 sts = 4 inches/10cm in pat.
Exact gauge is not critical to this project.

Pattern Notes
Linen yarn may relax and soften during washing, which may change gauge slightly. Gauge and measurements given are for table runner before washing.
Garter stitch border is knitted as you go; remember to knit first and last 5 sts on every row to maintain border.

Pattern Stitch
Lattice Pat (multiple of 3 sts)
Rows 1 and 3 (WS): Purl across.
Row 2 (RS): K2, *yo, k3, with LH needle lift first st of 3 sts just knitted over last 2 sts; rep from * to last st, end k1.
Row 4: K1, *k3, with LH needle lift first st of 3 sts just knitted over last 2 sts, yo, rep from * to last 2 sts, end k2.
Rep Rows 1-4 for pat.

Table Runner
Cast on 70 sts. Knit 10 rows.
Beg pat (WS): K5, place marker, work Row 1 of Lattice pat over next 60 sts, place marker, k5.
Row 2 (RS): K5, work Row 2 of Lattice pat over next 60 sts, k5.
Continue to work in established pat, knitting first and last 5 sts of every row throughout, until runner measures approx 41 inches from beg, ending with Row 4 of pat.
Next row (WS): Knit across all sts.
Knit 9 rows more.
Bind off knitwise on WS.

Block piece to measurements.

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