I wrote this bunting pattern in 2013 for Simply Knitting and The Knitter, and we took it to the Spring Knitting and Stitching Show for a workshop. I wanted to design a simple bunting pattern for beginners, to teach the basics all in one session and give them something to work on at home.
I attended the show and was available to help anyone who felt like joining in. We provided a space for new and experienced knitters to have a rest and do some knitting, and in the process met some lovely people.
We ran workshops for four days using this knitted bunting pattern as a starting point for beginners to learn the basics. The pattern covers casting on, working garter stitch (knitting every row), working eyelets, making left and right leaning decreases, working a central double decrease and fastening off.
Knitted bunting seems to be pretty popular at the moment, it’s cute and makes a great party decoration. My friend used my set at her wedding, I decorated my desk at The Knitter with it, and it now hangs in my daughter’s bedroom.
Knitted Bunting Free Pattern
Aran or worsted weight yarn in several colours
A pair of 5mm (UK 6/US 8) knitting needles
Lengths of ribbon as desired
CDD slip two sts knitwise together, K1, pass two slipped sts over knitted stitch.
K2tog knit next 2 sts together
RS right side
SSK slip two stitches knitwise one at a time to RH needle, slip LH needle through the front of these stitches, wrap yarn around RH needle to knit the two stitches together.
st st stocking stitch
WS wrong side
Yo yarn over
Flag (make 12)
Using 5mm (UK 6/US 8) needles cast on 30 sts.
Row 1 (WS): Knit.
Row 2 (RS): (K2tog, yo) rep to last 2 sts, K2tog.
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: K1, SSK, K to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1.
Row 5: Knit.
Row 6 Knit.
Rep Rows 3-6 until there are 5 sts left.
Next row: (WS) Knit.
Next row: K1, CDD, K1.
Next row: Knit.
Next row: CDD.
Draw yarn through remaining stitch and weave in ends. Make 11 more flags the same.
Thread ribbon through eyelets.