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Craft: Knitted bunting

Craft: Knitted bunting

Yarn and other materials

Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK (75% extra fine merino wool, 20% silk, 5% cashmere) light worsted (DK) yarn

• 1 x 50g ball (127 yd/116 m) each of 195 Puzzle, 162 Pinkaboo, 048 Cheeky (A) Patons Diploma Gold DK (55% wool, 25% acrylic, 20% nylon) light worsted (DK) yarn

• Small amount of 6142 Cream (B)

Needles and equipment

• Size US 3 (3.25mm) knitting needles

• Yarn sewing needle

• Size G6 (4mm) or similar size crochet hook

• Small safety pin



(Make 3 in each color A)

Cast on 26 sts. Knit 4 rows.

Row 5: K2, p to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 6: K.

Row 7: K2, p to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 8: K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. (24 sts)

Row 9: K2, p to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 10: K.

Row 11: K2, p to last 2 sts, k2.

Rep Rows 8–11 twice more. (20 sts)

Row 20: K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. (18 sts)

Row 21: K2, p to last 2 sts, k2.

Rep Rows 20–21 six times more. (6 sts)

Row 34: K1, ssk, k2tog, k1. (4 sts)

Row 35: K.

Row 36: Ssk, k2tog. (2 sts)

Row 37: K.

Row 38: K2tog. (1 st)

Break yarn and pull through rem st.


Using the crochet hook and B, make a 1.5m crochet chain.

To finish

•Weave in loose yarn tails at the tips of the pennants and the ends of the crocheted cord.

• With the RS of the pennants facing, fold over the base of each pennant to the WS and oversew in place using matching colour A to form the casing for the cord.

• Using the safety pin, thread the cord through the casings of the pennants, alternating colours as you go.

• Spread the pennants out evenly on the cord, leaving sufficient length free at each end for hanging up your beautiful bunting.

Gauge (tension)

27 sts and 36 rows in stockinette (stocking) stitch to a 4in (10cm) square on US 3 (3.25mm) needles.


• Each pennant measures 4in (10cm) from the base to the tip.

• The bunting has nine pennants threaded on a 60in (1.5m) cord.

Extract printed with permission from Cute & Easy Knitting. Fiona Goble (Bookreps, $34.99).

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