I went along to the show on Thursday and was on hand to help anyone who felt like joining in. We provided a nice space for new and experienced knitters to put their feet up and click their needles for a bit, and in the process met some lovely people. The free workshops ran Thursday to Sunday, and each of us on the team took part in a day at the show, showing newbies the ropes and chatting with some of the more speedy folk.
Knitted bunting seems to be pretty popular at the moment, it’s cute and makes a great party decoration. I lent my set (pictured) to a friend for her wedding, and it now resides in our office at The Knitter.
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.