Saturday, 21 July 2012

Heritage Open Days bunting

Heritage Open Days come around again in September, and like last year, St Edmund's Church will be taking part :-)  I follow the HOD twitter account, and about 2 weeks ago they tweeted with a photo of the their new bunting which had been put up in their office.

I responded with....

.....which they retweeted and added....

So the gauntlet was down! This is the design I finally came up with. Not quite the same proportions as theirs, but I'm reasonably happy with it. I will crochet a string across the top of them all when I've finished to help them to hang a bit better.

3 finished

The back of the triangles look like this:

Well, having knitted 5 of them, I've now written down the pattern. Here goes:

You need white wool and the nearest you can get to rhodamine red wool (mine is magenta)
4mm needles
a darning needle

 K=knit,  K2tog=knit 2 together, w=white, m=magenta

The triangle is knitted in garter stitch (all plain) but there is a right side(RS) and a wrong side (WS) as you can see from the photos. When you are working on the wrong side, ensure you take the working colour to the other side. I also twisted the wools where the colour changed to prevent  'holes' down the sides of the H. All even rows are WS, all odd rows are RS.

CO 30 stitches in white
Row I    K30w
Row 2   K30w
Row 3   K9w, K4m, K4w, K4m, K9w
Row 4   K1w, K2togw, K6w, K4m, K4w, K4m, K6w, K2togw, K1w
Row 5   K8w, K4m, K4w, K4m, K8w
Row 6   ditto
Row 7   ditto
Row 8   K1w, K2togw, K5w, K4m, K4w, K4m, K5w, K2togw, K1w
Row 9   K7w, K4m, K4w, K4m, K7w
Row 10 ditto
Row 11 ditto
Row 12 K1w, K2togw, K4w, K4m, K4w, K4m,  K4w, K2togw, K1w
Row 13 K6w, K12m, K6w
Row 14 ditto
Row 15 ditto
Row 16 K1, K2togw, K3, K12m, K3w, K2togw, K1w
Row 17 K5w, K4m, K4w, K4m, K5w
Row 18 ditto
Row 19 ditto
Row 20 K1w, K2togw, K2w, K4m, K4w, K4m, K2w, K2togw, K1w
Row 21 K4w, K4m, K4w, K4m, K4w
Row 22 ditto
Row 23 ditto
Row 24 K1w, K2togw, K1w, K4m, K4w, K4m, K1w, K2togw, K1w

continue in white to end

Row 25 K18
Row 26 ditto
Row 27 ditto
Row 28 K1, K2tog, K12, K2tog, K1
Row 29 K16
Row 30 K1, K2tog, K10, K2tog, K1,
Row 31 K14
Row 32 K1, K2tog, K8, K2tog, K1
Row 33 K12
Row 34 K1, K2tog, K6, K2tog, K1
Row 35 K10
Row 36 K1, K2tog, K4, K2tog, K1
Row 37 K8
Row 38 K1, K2tog, K2, K1
Row 39 K6
Row 40 K1, K2tog, K2 tog, K1
Row 41 K4
Row 42 K1, K2tog, K1
Row 43 K3
Row 44 K1, K2tog, slip stitch over.

Pull loop, thread wool through, pull tight and cut. Weave in ends.

I decided to decrease every 2 rows once having completed the magenta H, but maybe it might be better to continue with decreasing very 4 rows instead like the top half. In which case repeat rows 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41, and 43 twice more each time. Hope that makes sense!

Our knitted bunting is to go across the front of our St Edmund's Knit and Crochet Group stand at the Open Day on Sat 8th Sep. We are planning a heritage theme, but you'll have to wait and see! There will be a three day flower festival inside church with the theme of "Music, music, music" over the Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, for Open day, the field will be full of community and local history stands, craft stalls, traditional games, a book stall, plant stall, a beer tent and refreshments inside the church hall. On Sunday evening there will be a special church service at 6pm to round off the weekend. Arrangements are not yet finalised, and if last year is anything to go by, we will still be organising events right up to the weekend itself!

1 comment:

Katja Condy said...

This is so cool! Thanks so much for sharing the pattern. I shall see whether I can source magenta wool in Rochester.