Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Short Row Table Runner

Marg Coe posted a table runner on the Knittingmachines Yahoo Group and I couldn't stand it.  I worked with several different yarns until I got one that knitted decently and made myself one.  I had a time trying to figure out what Marg had done for some reason but finally figured it out.   Mine is different from hers I think but basicaly its the same technique.     I used Savannah II 100% mercerized perle cotton from the UK.   Love the yarn and I wish I had tons more.  

This technique is described in John Allen's book called The Machine Knitting Book, originally published in 1985 and republished in 1987.  I got it from Amazon a couple weeks ago and love the book, I can't believe I didn't already have it in my collection.

The technique is also shown on Diana Sullivan's UTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=le-ecDD70EE   She calls it Fern Lace.         She knits it on a bulky machine.  Since its hand manipulated lace you can knit it on any machine, even the USM.