Wednesday, July 15, 2015

FO: SaRy


Last weekend was the wedding shower/bachelorette party for one of my best friends from college. We had a lot of fun, and it was great seeing everyone come together for her and her fiance. They're both such wonderful people, and I couldn't be happier for them. And now that gifts have been given and opened, I can share photos of their table runner with you all!

It took a couple tries for me to figure out a pattern, then a couple more tries for me to decide on modifications (and there are some pretty significant modifications), but I am so happy with how this came out!


The base for this is the Anya scarf pattern-a really great scarf, and I love how well the pattern worked with my modifications. A brief rundown on the mods:
  •  I changed the entire thing to be stockinette based, not garter stitch
  • I added rest rows in between patterned rows for the border diamonds only-originally they're charted on every side-the center motif had rest rows incorporated already, so I just changed those to be purled instead of knit on the wrong side
  • I took out all the repeats of the border diamonds-there's one full pattern repeat, then it goes into the decreases for the center motif
  • Since I added rest rows into the border chart, I had to change the placement of the central motif-now the center motif starts and ends at the third to last charted border row from each end (basically, the ends of the motif line up with the widest part of the final border diamonds)
  • Added 10 rows of garter stitch to each end

Ravelry Page: SaRy

20 comments:

  1. Awh it turned out so pretty - a table runner is a lovely gift too

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    1. Thank you! The table runner idea has turned out so great-I even have friends making special requests for when they get one in several years!

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  2. Aw it's beautiful! I love the non-frilly lace detail and the simplicity of the colour. What a lovely gift!

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    1. Thank you! I really try to make something that fits the couple and will fit and be useful in their home-I want it to be used and loved!

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  3. Pretty!! I'm sure it will be treasured for many years to come :-)

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    1. Thanks! I hope so-it's so fun to imagine the things we make now still being used and treasured decades from now :)

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  4. it's lovely....a true heirloom gift!

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm so glad that they love it.

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  5. so beautiful!! what a fantastic gift, no doubt they will love it forever!

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    1. Thanks! I'm thrilled with how it came out-and my friends are too :)

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  6. so so beautiful and a lovely gift for a dear friend, I know she will adore it!!

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  7. Beautiful! That is such an amazing and thoughtful gift.

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    1. Thanks! I always worry a bit about these, because I want them to be special.

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  8. What a beautiful gift, and great mods!

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    1. Thank you! It took a while to figure out the exact mods I wanted, but I'm really happy with the result :)

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  9. Beautiful! I love the mods that you did. Such a thoughtful gift and it will be something they can pass down to their future children.

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  10. That looks beautiful! I am sure it will always be treasured by your friend! If I were the recipient, I KNOW I would treasure it!!!

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    1. Thank you so much! I know my friend will treasure it-it's so nice to give knits to people you know will care for them!

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