Advent Candles Illusion Knit Table Runner

I know it’s St. Patrick’s Day but I just finished knitting an Advent runner for my table and I promised to post the pattern when it was completed.  Besides, because of the design, I will leave it on my table for the remainder of Lent now, too.

Here’s the techno-deal for the day . . . the light was perfect, I set the table with winter greens and everything, took the photos and then my camera died.  I don’t mean died as in the battery needs charging.  I mean died as in there is no way I’m going to get those photos from that camera.  So I asked Goodnight if I could borrow her iPod to use the built-in camera.  She was kind enough to agree.  (Thank you, Honey.) By the time I realized my problem and re-set the table for Advent, the light had changed.  I admit that I rushed the second photo shoot because we were on our way out the door for green bagels!    ;-)  Oh well, you’ll get the idea.

The photo below shows the four purple candles with their respective yellow flames.  The image is repeated at the opposite end of the runner.  I left the center section a plain white to accommodate the Advent centerpiece of candles and greenery.

The photo below shows the table runner from a different angle.  As one moves about an Illusion/Shadow knit piece, the images come in and out of view.  I love it!

The following photo is an overhead shot of part of the runner: just stripes.

Like I said, I’m leaving the runner on my table for Lent.  I deep-sixed the winter greens and swapped them out for a vase of brown twigs.  Two-season table runner!

If you’d like to knit my Advent Candles Illusion Knit Table Runner, feel free to click the link to download the pdf.

Happy knitting!


  1. Your reference to “four candles” reminds me of a famous comedy sketch by The Two Ronnies in the UK many years ago.

    The illusion runner is great – you’re inventive AND industrious!

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    DOABG: I’m leaving the video link up for a while. It’s hilarious. I love it! Thanks for sharing it.

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    Norma Says:

    It is beautiful!

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    Norma: Thank you so much.

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    Karen Says:

    Thank you for sharing the Advent runner! It will definitely be the next project on my needles! Looking forward to having a lovely table this Christmas season.

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    Karen: So glad you like it. I like to dress my table, too. Hope it goes well for you.

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