Picot Edged Lace Table Runner By Leslie Gonzalez

Picot Edged Lace Table Runner By Leslie Gonzalez

Beyond the Pattern

This is the third pattern in the series exploring open selvedge treatments and accompanies the Yarn Over (Picot Edge) Selvedges article. Yarn over edges complement lace well since they resemble the holes within the lace and carry the theme through to the edges. This project is a lace table runner. It begins with a few stitches which expand using increases making the bottom a point and then use decreases to make the top a point. The lace changes direction in the center to make the design symmetrical. The Sea Silk has a beautiful sheen which adds to its elegance.



One size


Finished Measurements

Length from point to point: 38”
Width: 6.75”



Hand Maiden SEA SILK (437yds/400m, 100g/3.5oz, 70% Silk, 30% Seacell): 1 skein Amber
Size 2 (3mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Crochet hook size J
Tapestry needle




Over chart B, 24 sts & 36 rows = 4”/10cm. To save time, take time to check gauge.





Ktbl—Knit through the back loop
k2tog tbl—Knit 2 sts together through the back loop
Sk2p—Slip 1 st purlwise, k2 sts together, pass the slipped st over the st just made
k3tog—Knit 3 sts together


TECHNICAL TIP—All left leaning decreases are twisted at the base to provide support for the fabric. The twist is not noticeable when worked in super fine weight yarn in lace with a garter stitch background.



CO 8 sts.
Setup Row (WS): Yo, k2tog, knit to end.
Work Rows 1-56 of Chart A—41 sts.
Work Rows 1-8 of Chart B nine times.
Work Rows 1-16 of Chart C once.
Work Rows 1-8 of Chart D nine times.
Work Rows 1-58 of Chart E—8 sts.

Note: Charts show RS rows only. Work all WS rows: Yo, k2tog, knit to end.


DESIGNER NOTE—Remember each chart has a wrong side row to be worked after the last row on the chart.

TECHNICAL TIP—Single yarn overs influenced by nearby yarn overs are worked through the back loop on the next RS row to support the fabric.


End: BO all sts.



Weave in ends and block.


TECHNICAL TIP—Use blocking wires threaded through the side picots to stretch the lace and open the selvedge picots.


Tassels (Make 2)

For each tassel, cut twenty-two 11” lengths of yarn. Holding all 22 yarns, fold them in half. Using crochet hook, pull the fold through the runner just above the cast on and just below the first yarn over creating a 1” loop. Pull lengths through this loop and then tighten to secure. Repeat on the bind off edge by pulling the fold just below the bind off edge and above the final yarn over. Trim tassels to 5”.
















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