Try knitting table mats for something different and you can even add in a matching coaster. This is simple and quick to do and here is a simple knitting pattern for table mats.
How To Go About Knitting Table Mats
Start by choosing some yarn that matches in with the tone of your kitchen or dining room.
You will need 3.75 mm knitting needles and some 50% cotton and 50% acrylic 50g/140m yarn of your choice.
To knit a set you will need about 4 balls. We knit the entire set in moss stitch and with two balls of yarn in contrasting colors together throughout.
The placemat will measure about 30 x 39 cm and the coaster will measure about 10 x 12 cm.
Knitting The Table Mats
Using your 3.75mm needles and the two strands of yarn together, cast on 86 its.
Work in double moss St or moss stitch (your choice) part until the work measures 12 cm, ending with a ws row. You can see the pattern that I used at the bottom of this post.
Knit until the work measures 30cm from the beginning.
End with a ws row and cast off.
Knitting the Coasters
Still using the 3.75mm needles and the two strands of yarn together, cast on 26 sts.
Work in the double moss st pattern until the work measures 10cm, ending with a ws row. Cast off.
Double Moss Stitch for The Above Pattern
Row 1: (rs): k2, *p2, k2, rep from * to end.
Row 2: p2, *k2, p2, rep from * to end.
Row 3: As per row 2.
Row 4: As per row 1.
Now simply knit as many as you need. Quick and easy.
This Apple Blossom Vintage Knitting pattern is another beautiful knitted placemat you can try.
If you would like to order it, simply click on the link above or on the picture. I think it costs in the region of 0.99.