Advanced Pattern reading (abbreviations and reading a garment pattern)
Go home with bunting flags and instructions for a bunting garland
Time: Starting 10am – ending 4 pm Lunch: Please bring a packed lunch Refreshments: Tea, coffee, Cake/Biscuits supplied all day Materials: All materials provided Tutoring: We offer a high teacher student ratio Location: Workshops are held in and around the Swanage/Corfe Castle area (different locations are used according to workshop participent numbers) Other: Yarn, needles, hooks and accessories available to purchase to take home
My partner hates tea cosies and he hates with a vengeance my current tea cosy so it was time for a new one.
We also we want a ‘show and tell’ pattern that’s used crochet & decreasing for our next crochet workshop. It took a couple of evenings to make and a knit & natter session with Jane and Julie to finish it off.
The wool for cosy came from someone who had a clear out and was a DK that is not made any more . The flowers were made from Noro which were some of the left overs from my crochet scarf
The third knit of the pattern came out a lot better. The Union jack works better in fair isle style knitting. I had knitted the union jack with a pennant shaped bottom but that looked just weird so I folded it up behind the flag and tacked it into place so I ended up with an oblong middle pennant as you see in the picture. The Union Jack is a charted design.
The weather was not been bright enough to get a decent photo of the bunting so I’ve very amateurishly photoshopped the bunting on to a nice sunny day at the beach. I will take another picture for real when the weather gets better.
I wanted to get this pattern out as people are starting to gear up for not only our olympics but the Queens Jubilee in June this year.
We are also taking part in Knit in Public week. We will be knitting in public on the 9th/10th June by knitting in public on Swanage pier. We will be inviting the local & visiting knitters along to knit an additional pennant for the bunting.
Union Jack Bunting – using DK yarn
Pattern for bunting with a Union Jack centre pennant. Made from DK yarn
Ideal for this year’s Queens jubilee celebration and street parties