The Heirloom Table Mat is a home decor knitting pattern that uses hemp yarn, which only gets better with age. This natural plant fiber is known for its durability and color retention, making it an excellent choice for another home decor knitting pattern, as well.
Skill level: Intermediate
Finished size: Approx 10 1/2 inches across (blocked)
Materials for this home decor knitting pattern
- Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy (DK weight; 41% cotton/ 34% hemp /25% modal; 154 yds/50g per ball): 1 ball eucalyptus #027
- Size 6 (4mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Gauge for the Heirloom Table Mat
18 sts and 36 rows = 4 inches in St st, blocked. Exact gauge is not critical to this project.
Border (11 sts)
Notes: Border is worked at the same time as mat. Chart is provided for those preferring to work pat st from chart.
Rows 1, 3, 5 and 7 (WS): Purl across.
Row 2 (RS): Yo, k1, yo, k2, [k2tog] twice, k2, yo, k2tog.
Row 4: Yo, k3, yo, k1, [k2tog] twice, k1, yo, k2tog.
Row 6: Yo, k5, yo, [k2tog] twice, yo, k2tog.
Row 8: Yo, k3, k2tog, k2, [yo, k2tog] twice.
Rep Rows 1–8 for pat.
Pattern Note: When blocking, the mat may be pinned or just smoothed out; it will shrink about 1/2–1 inch across if not pinned.
Table Mat Knitting Pattern
Using backward-loop cast-on (see page 93) or long-tail cast-on (see page 94), cast on 27 sts.
Row 1 and all WS rows: Sl 1, purl to end.
Row 2 (RS): Work Border pat over first 11 sts, k14 (2 sts unworked), turn.
Row 4: Work Border pat over first 11 sts, k12 (4 sts unworked), turn.
Row 6: Work Border pat over first 11 sts, k10 (6 sts unworked), turn.
Row 8: Work Border pat over first 11 sts, k8, (8 sts unworked), turn.
Row 10: Work Border pat over first 11 sts, k6, (10 sts unworked), turn.
Row 12: Work Border pat over first 11 sts, k4, (12 sts unworked), turn.
Row 14: Work Border pat over first 11 sts, k2, (14 sts unworked), turn.
Row 16: Work Border pat over first 11 sts, k16 (do not close gaps).
Rep [Rows 1–16] 10 more times, then rep [Rows 1–15] once.
Join final row to cast-on row
Cut yarn, leaving a 36-inch tail.
With WS tog, graft final row to cast-on row, working in pat toward mat center.
Note: For alternate join, bind off all sts while working final row. With RS tog, sew bound-off and cast-on edges tog.
Finishing the Heirloom Table Mat Home Decor Knitting Pattern
Weave yarn through slipped sts at mat center, pull tight to close, secure yarn.
Block mat to size.