This knitted table runner will add warmth and texture to your table. This table runner is very easy and can be knitted in just a few hours.
Knitted Table Runner
My husband and I built this zinc top table ourselves and it was the first piece of furniture that we have ever built. I love it so much! You can view our tutorial for the zinc top table. We wanted a very large table so that we could entertain friends and family. The problem with our 8-foot kitchen table is that there is not a table runner out there to fit it.
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I knew I would have to make a table runner so that the runner could hang off the sides. I love the chunky knitted blankets that I have been seeing on Pinterest and I thought that I could knit a table runner using the same technique.
I used 4 skeins of chunky yarn in the color white. This is for an 8-foot table so you will use less if your table is smaller. This runner would look beautiful in cream or gray also. I love that the runner looks warm and cozy so it is perfect for a fall or Christmas tablescape.
THE YARN I USED IS THE BOTTOM YARN IN THE PICTURE (I used the color white but the one in the picture is ivory). I wanted to give you an idea of the size yarn I used.
The yarn is by Yarn Bee from Hobby Lobby 60% Cotton 40% Acrylic. It is 3.5 ounces and 54 yards. I have also seen yarn the same size at Michaels and Walmart. It says that Size 11 Knitting Needles are recommended but I used US 35 needles and that’s why it looks loosely knitted. The yarn I used looks thicker than regular yarn but it is not the huge yarn that people are arm knitting with. You may not find the exact yarn I used because this was on clearance but I see lots of the same yarn in this size everywhere. You need to use a thicker and firmer yarn so that the sides of the table runner do not roll up as you knit.
Cast on 14 stitches but if you want to make it wider, cast on a few more. I didn’t want it too wide because I usually use large round placemats and did not want the placemats to cover up my beautiful runner.
The needles are large size 35 knitting needles. I love knitting with large chunky yarn and large needles because it knits so quickly. Knit the runner as long as you need it to be. Bind off the edges. You can add tassels or pom-poms and embellish the runner any way you like.
Cast on 14 stitches. You will be working in stockinette stitch.
Row 1 Knit
Row 2 Purl
Repeat this until the runner is the length you desire.
Here is a tip if you make tassels. Use something square or rectangle to wrap your yarn around so that you will have even tassels.
I love this beautifully knitted table runner so much. It is super quick to knit, looks beautiful on the table, and it is washable! Visit the post to see my Fall Tablescape and also the other talented blogger’s fall tables.