This one's for me! Rattled it off today, in between hot toddies and turkey curry making LOL. My own pattern using up some odd balls of wool dyed with acid dyes, got from a charity shop in their naked state a few years back. Quite pleased with it - it'll be warm anyway, as the intarsia gives a double thickness fabric.
Sunday, 20 December 2009 Knitted mini festive bunting
I'm pleased with the way this turned out; it's for a forum swap, so I'll have to make another string for myself! It's a good way of using up little bits of leftovers - this one used some chunky red, handspun multi sparkly green and some really fun twinkly white, which I think give the whole thing a lift and a fun feel. The little triangles are knitted individually, then joined at the corners and across the tops with crochet; an alternative way would be to just take a couple of stitches at the corners. Add on a string to hang by at each end, and it's ready to hang up, or drape on the tree. Very adapatable - make the triangles any size you like, all different colours, all one colour, anything at all - can be adapted for seasons (eg browns and oranges for autumn), or occasions, eg baby colours for a newborn, pinks for a girlie bunting, etc.
I used 5.5 mm needles and chunky-ish wool, and knitted in garter (plain) stitch.
Cast on 12 stitches and knit 2 rows. Next row: dec 1 st at each end of row Next row: knit
Repeat last 2 rows until 1 stitch is left on needle, draw yarn through and fasten off. Darn/weave in ends. Make as many as you need, then join in one of the ways described above.
I managed to finish these two in time to get them off to Inverness for nieces' Christmas presents. Can't praise the Alice Starmore Hat Trick kit highly enough - top quality wool, gorgeous colours, well written patterns, just beautiful. Will be ordering another one soon.
....MrsL's knitting blog. "Figheade" is Gaelic for knitting.............I had one a while ago, of a similar name, but amalgamated it with my main blog. However, I think I do enough knitting to justify a separate blog, so here it is ! I'll be putting on spinning too, possibly crocheting, but it will mainly be the knitting - what I'm working on, finished things, knitting for others, my fledgling knitting business, knitting book reviews, good links, bad knitting things (yes, they DO exist LOL). Hopefully you'll enjoy what I'm doing and feel inspired to pick up some needles yourself.