Monday, 29 June 2015

Beautiful Bunting.

All these lovely beach huts around us at the seaside and even in Chester gave me and Sarah the idea of lovely beach hut bunting knitted and crochet.

I think we have beach huts on the brain as I just want to share with you the ones I found in Bournemouth a few years ago. There were rows and rows of them in beautiful colours all along the sea front.







So.... back to the knitting.

This week I am going to share with you knitted beach hut bunting.
We are using Rowan Summerlite 4ply in four beautiful colours. You can look at the full range of colours on the Rowan website www.Knitrowan.com. 


We choose 4 colours from the range to work our bunting in, lovely tonal soft pastels.

I have to admit I struggled getting the shape right on this. I started knitting one with moss stitch edge and stocking stitch centre but it wouldn't sit flat so I pulled it back. Then I knitted one that looked like a house.... (it needs pressing and ends sewn in and pinning into shape) but its not too bad but not beach huts so I tried again.


So then I knitted this one below and decided I was nearly there with a bit of tweeking.


so here is the basic pattern:-

NB- when changing colours make sure you twist the yarns at the back to avoid a hole
We used 4 colours
3mm needles 
size : 8cm x 12cm
tension: 28 sts and 46 rows to 10 cm measured over st st on 3mm needles


With 3mm needles and colour A cast on 22sts

Row 1: *k1, p1 rep from * to end
Row 2: *p1, k1 rep from * to end
These 2 rows form the moss st
Work a further 2 rows in moss st
Change to colour B
Work 4 rows in moss st
Change to colour A
Work 4 rows in moss st
Cont in moss stitch and 2 colour, 4 row stripe until you have worked 28 rows
Next row: join in colour C and knit 4 sts, in colour B moss st 14sts, in colour C knit 4 sts
Next row: in colour C purl 4 sts, in colour B moss st 14sts, in colour C purl 4sts.
Work the last 2 rows once more
Next row: k3, sl 1, k1, psso in colour C, moss st 12 sts in colour A, in colour C k2tog, k3
Next row: p4 in colour C, moss st 12sts in colour A , p4 in colour C
Next rowk3, sl 1, k1, psso in colour C, moss st 10 sts in colour A, in colour C k2tog, k3
Next row:  p4 in colour C, moss st 10sts in colour A , p4 in colour C
Cont as set with colour and stripe , dec 1 st at each side as before on every right side row until 8 sts 
work 1 row in colour C
Next row: (RS) k2, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k2. 6sts
Next row: purl
Next row: k2, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k1
Next row: p1, p2tog tbl, p1
Next row: sl 1, k2tog, psso
fasten off

sew in all loose ends.

Here is the finished one


You can make as many as you want in lots of different colours. Add buttons or embroidery to fancy them up and attach them to a ribbon or cord. You can even make solid coloured ones with doors on as I will show you next week but using the basic bunting pattern as a guide.
I will show you the finished bunting next week after I have knit a few more and embellished them.

Sarah will be back off her jollies as well with her crochet bunting next week so looking forward to seeing that. 
If anyone wants to share any knitted or crochet bunting we would love to see all your makes. Lets hope the sun keeps shining so we can hang them outside.
Have a lovely week Helen xx




2 comments:

  1. Barbara, have a go they are easy and look great in the garden x

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