Knitted Lace Luncheon Mats

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Knitted Lace Luncheon Mats

These doilies are rather Christmassy and would look really pretty at a Christmas table setting. Just make sure to leave room for the turkey :)

These mats look crisp and fresh on polished tables. They are easy to launder and can be ironed in a jiffy. The large mats may also serve as tray-cloths and the glass mats as d'oyleys. Eight balls of cotton make a setting for four.

Worked on four needles and finished with an easy crochet edging, this lacy knitted cotton set is long-lasting and serviceable.

Materials

8 balls of Coats Chain Mercer Cotton no 20 (20gm)
One set of Milwards double pointed knitting needles No 13;
Milwards steel crochet hook No 3

Measurements

Place-mat: 12 inches in diameter;

Abbreviations

K = knit;
P = purl;
tog = together;
sl = slip;
yfd = yarn forward;
psso = pass slip-stitch over
st = Stitch;
yrn = yarn round needle;
ch = chain;
sl-st = slip stitch;
dc = double crochet.

Place-mat

Cast on 8 sts and divide sts onto 3 needles. Join, being careful not to twist sts.

1st and 2nd Rows: Knit.

3rd Row: (yfd, k 1 ) 8 times.

4th to 6th Row: Knit.

7th Row: (yfd, k1) 16 times.

8th to 12th Row: Knit.

13th Row: * K2tog, thread over needle twice, sl1, k1, psso, rep. from * to end of row.

14th Row: K1, allow first over to slip off left-hand needle, work 9 sts into next over {to work 9 sts into one (k1, p1) 4 times, k1}, k2, drop one over, work 9 sts into next over, rep from * ending with k1 (88 sts)

15th to 24th Row: Knit

25th Row: (yfd, k11) 8 times

26th and All Even Rows: Knit

27th Row: (yfd, k1, yfd, k11) 8 times

29th Row: * yfd, k3, yfd, k4, sl1, k2tog, psso, k4, rep from * to end of row (112 sts)

31st Row: * yfd, k1, yfd, sl1 , k2tog, psso, yfd, k1, yfd, k3, sl1, k2tog, psso, k3, rep from * to end of row

33rd Row: * yfd, k3, yrn, p and k into next st, yfd, k3, yfd, k2, sl1, k2tog, psso, k2, rep from * to end of row (36 sts)

35th Row: * yfd, k1, yfd, sl1, k2tog, psso, yfd, k4, yfd, sl1, k2tog, psso, (yfd, k1) twice, sl1 , k2tog, psso, k1, rep from * to end of row

37th Row: * yfd, k3, yfd, k2, sl1 , k1, psso, k2tog, k2, yfd, k3, yfd, sl1 , k2tog, psso, rep from * to end of row

39th Row: * yfd, k1, yfd, sl1, k2tog, psso, yfd, k2, sl1, k1, psso, k2tog, k2, yfd, sl1, k2tog, psso, (yfd, k1) twice, rep from * to end of row

41st Row: * (yfd, k3) twice, sl1, k1, psso, k2tog, (k3, yfd ) twice, k1, rep from * to end of row (152 sts)

43rd Row: * yfd, k1, yfd, sl1, k2tog, psso, yfd, k3, sl1, k1, psso, k2tog, k3, yfd, sl1, k2tog, psso, (yfd, k1) twice rep from * to end of row

44th to 46th Row: Knit

47th Row: (yfd, k1) twice, * yfd, k3 (sl1, k1, psso) twice, (k2tog) twice, k3, (yfd, k1) 5 times, rep from * ending with (yfd, k1) 3 times (168 sts)

48th to 51st Row: Knit

52nd Row: (yfd, k1) 4 times, * (sl1, k1, psso) 3 times, (k2tog) 3 times, (k1, yfd) 8 times, k1, rep from * ending with (k1, yfd) 4 times, k1 (184 sts)

53rd to 56th Row: Knit

57th Row: (yfd, k1) 5 times, * (sl1, k1, psso) 3 times, (k2tog) 3 times, (k1, yfd) 10 times, k1, rep from * ending with (k1, yfd) 5 times, k1 (216 sts)

58th to 61st Row: Knit.

62nd Row: (yfd, k1) 5 times, * yfd, (sl1, k1, psso) 4 times, (k2tog) 4 times, (yfd, k1) 11 times, rep from * ending with (yfd, k1) 6 times (248 sts)

63rd to 66th Row: Knit.

67th Row: (yfd, k1) 5 times, * yfd, k2, (sl1, k1, psso) 4 times, (k2tog) 4 times, k2 (yfd, k1) 11 times, rep from * ending with (yfd, k1) 6 times (280 sts)

68th to 71st Row: Knit

72nd Row: (yfd, k1),7 times, * (sl1, k1, psso) 5 times, (k2tog) 5 times, (k1, yfd) 14 times, k1, rep from * ending with (k1, yfd) 7 times, k1 (312 sts)

73rd to 76th Row: Knit

77th Row: (yfd, k1) 7 times, * yfd, (sl1 , k1, psso) 6 times, (k2tog) 6 times, (yfd, k1) 15 times, rep from * ending with (yfd, k1) 8 times (344 sts)

78th to 81st Row. Knit

82nd Row: Insert crochet hook into each of first 4 sts, thread over and pull through all sts, slip 4 sts off needle, * 5 ch., insert hook into each of next 4 sts, thread over and pull through all 4 sts, thread over and pull through remaining 2 loops, slip 4 sts off, needle (1 dc made), rep from * ending with 5 ch, 1 sl-st into first ch. Fasten off.

Glass-Mat

Work same as place-mat for 51 rows.

52nd Row: * (1 dc into , next 3 sts, 5 ch) twice, (1 dc into next 4 sts, 5 ch) twice (1 dc into next 3 sts, 5 ch) twice, 1 dc into next st, 5 ch, rep from * join with a sl st into first ch. Fasten off. Dampen and pin out to measurements.


The original version of this pattern is in the public domain. Updated version of this pattern is Copyright © Sarah Bradberry June, 1998.