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Feather Stitch Dinner Mats

Vintage knit placemats with feather and fan pattern

Note: This pattern uses old UK needle sizes

Materials

Coats Mercer-Crochet No. 20 (20 gm) 10 balls.
1 pair Knitting Needles No. 14.

The above quantity is sufficient for one Centrepiece, 4 Place Mats and 4 Glass Mats.

Tension

11 sts - 1" measured over the garter stitch edge.

Measurements:
Centrepiece l8" in diameter;
Place Mat 13" in diameter;
Glass Mat 6/12" in diameter.

Patterns

CENTREPIECE

Closeup of the feather and fan knit pattern

Cast on 490 sts. Work 6 rows k.

1st Row of Pattern: * (K2tog) 8 times, k1, (yo, k1) 16 times, (k2tog) 8 times; repeat from * to end.

2nd and alternate Rows: P.

3rd Row: As 1st row.

5th Row: * (K3tog) twice, (k2tog) 5 times, k2, (yo, k1) 13 times, yo, k2, (k2tog) 5 times, (k3tog) twice; repeat from * to end.

7th Row: * (K2tog) 7 times, k2, (yo, k1) 13 times, yo, k2, (k2tog) 7 times; repeat from * to end.

9th Row: As 7th row.

11th Row: * (K3tog) twice, (k2tog) 5 times, (yo, k1) 13 times, yo, (k2tog) 5 times, (k3tog) twice; repeat from * to end.

13th Row: * (K2tog) 7 times, (yo, k1) 13 times, yo, (k2tog) 7 times; repeat from * to end.

15th Row: As 13th row.

17th Row: * (K3tog) twice, (k2tog) 4 times, k1, (yo, k1) 12 times, (k2tog) 4 times, (k3tog) twice; repeat from * to end.

19th Row: * (K2tog) 6 times, k1, (yo, k1) 12 times, (k2tog) 6 times; repeat from * to end.

21st Row: As 19th row.

23rd Row: * (K3tog) twice, (k2tog) 3 times, k2, (yo, k1) 9 times, yo, k2, (k2tog) 3 times, (k3tog) twice; repeat from * to end.

25th Row: * (K2tog) 5 times, k2, (yo, k1) 9 times, yo, k2, (k2tog) 5 times; repeat from * to end.

27th Row: As 25th row.

29th Row: * (K3tog) twice, (k2 tog) 3 times, (yo, k1) 9 times, yo, (k2tog) 3 times, (k3tog) twice; repeat from * to end.

31st Row: * (K2tog) 5 times, (yo, k1) 9 times, yo, (k2tog) 5 times; repeat from * to end.

33rd Row: As 31st row.

35th Row: * (K3tog) twice, (k2 tog) twice, k1, (yo, k1) 8 times, (k2tog) twice, (k3tog) twice; repeat from * to end.

37th Row: * (K2tog) 4 times, k1, (yo, k1) 8 times, (k2tog) 4 times; repeat from * to end.

39th Row: * (K3tog) twice, k2tog, k2, (yo, k1) 5 times, yo, k2, k2tog, (k3tog) twice; repeat from * to end.

41st Row: * (K2tog) 3 times, k2, (yo, k1) 5 times, yo, k2, (k2tog) 3 times; repeat from * to end.

43rd Row: * (K3tog) twice, k2tog, (yo, k1) 5 times, yo, k2tog, (k 3 tog) twice; repeat from * to end.

45th Row: * (K2tog) 3 times, (yo, k1) 5 times, yo, (k2tog) 3 times; repeat from * to end.

47th Row: * K3tog, k2tog, k2, (yo, k1) 3 times, yo, k2, k2tog, k3tog; repeat from * to end.

49th Row: * (K2tog) twice, k2, (yo, k1) 3 times, yo, k2, (k2tog) twice; repeat from * to end.

51st Row: * K3tog, k2tog, k1, (yo, k1) 4 times, k2tog, k3tog; repeat from * to end.

53rd Row: * K3tog, k2tog, (yo, k1) 3 times, yo, k2tog, k3tog; repeat from * to end.

55th Row: * K3tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, k3tog; repeat from * to end.

57th Row: * K3tog, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, k3tog; repeat from * to end.

59th Row: * K3tog, yo, k1, yo, k3tog; repeat from * to end.

61st Row: * K2tog, yo, k1, yo, k2tog; repeat from * to end.

63rd Row: * K2tog, k1, k2tog; repeat from * to end.

65th Row: * K3tog; repeat from * to end.

Leave these sts on a spare needle, cutting cotton about 12 inches from fabric. Work another piece in exactly the same way. Thread the end of the second piece through the sts from two pieces and draw up. Fasten off securely, then sew up each seam.

PLACE MAT

Cast on 740 sts.

Work 6 rows k.

Now work as for centrepiece from 19th row.

When pattern is completed cut cotton and draw through the remaining sts, afterwards sewing up the single seam.

GLASS MAT

Cast on 250 sts.

Work 4 rows k.

Now work as for centrepiece from 37th row, afterwards finishing as for place mat.

Press with hot iron and a very damp cloth. See that the knitted fabric becomes quite damp so that when pressed and well pulled out, it can be left to dry flat.


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