Coaster No 1


A coaster is a small mat that can be placed under a bottle or glass to protect the surface underneath. Originally, in the late 19th century, a coaster was a small round tray on which a decanter could be placed to protect the table’s beautiful finish. Because the tray was so small, it could be “coasted” around the perimeter of the table so that each guest could help themselves in turn to their favorite after dinner drinks.

Coaster Number 1 was designed by Faith Connors to serve as a decorative showcase for your knitting skills, or if you choose to use it for its original purpose, to protect your tables and other services from whatever is in on your glasses.

Her easy-to-follow directions offer you the option of knitting the design as a mirror image to serve as a complementary pair. Of course, the color choices enable you to accommodate the design to complement whatever color environment you may choose.

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