15 Aug 2013

HAND-KNIT BUNTING

Mummu did it again!  She knit the boys' this cute bunting for their room:

I had asked her to help me figure out a knit bunting and she ended up completing the whole project!  This was a good thing since I have been so distracted with basement reno planning that it would have taken me forever to get around to making it.  Thanks Mummu!  

I tried to get Little Pilot to model the bunting for me and he was all over the place.  I managed to get some fun action pictures. :)

I've hung the bunting above Co-pilot's bed for now.  I still haven't decided whether I will leave it like this or add some kind of artwork above the crib.  The colours in the bunting are similar to those found in their curtains and it's the same yarn that was used for Co-pilot's sleep sack.  We added a new colour, persimmon, which is my attempt to add an orangish colour to the room (Little Pilot's favourite colour right now).  I'm still thinking of ways to add persimmon to the rest of the room as well.  Would adding this rug be too many stripes in this room?  Maybe...probably...  Fabric is always an option for adding colour too.


Overall, I LOVE the handmade quality to this bunting and that it has a nice weight and drape.  I even like that some of the flags hang haphazardly at each end.  I'm also working on a different bunting to place over Little Pilot's bed so that he doesn't feel left out. :)

Hand-Knit Bunting How-To

This is a pretty quick and easy knitting project since it just uses a garter stitch.  If you'd like to make your own, here's what you will need:  
  • dk weight yarn (I used Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino) in several colours
  • size 4 needles
  • crochet hook


How to make the bunting:

1.  Make your flags using the pattern below
2.  Crochet a string of your desired length using a chain stitch with two strands crocheted together.  
3.  Sew your knit flags on the wrong side to your crocheted string using yarn that matches your flag so that you won't see your stitching on the right side.
* If you don't want to crochet, you could try braiding or twisting strands of yarn together to make your string

Flag pattern:
- CO 1 stitch
- 1st row: knit 1 add 1 stitch
- 2nd row: knit 2 add 1 stitch
- 3rd and 4th row: knit 3 
- 5th row knit 1, M1, knit 1, M1, knit 1 (5 stitches)
- 6th, 7th, 8th rows: knit 5
- 9th row: knit 2, M1, knit 1, M1, knit 2 (7 stitches)
- 10th-13th row: knit 7
- repeat rows 9-13, ten times until you have 27 stitches
- knit 3 more rows
- cast off



Another great knitting project via Mummu.  The boys and I are so blessed to have such a talented Mummu!

Click here to see the progress on the boys' shared room.

sharing this here:  between naps on the porch

14 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness that is the cutest thing ever. Love it! What a great idea and it looks just beautiful over the crib.

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    1. Thanks so much Katja! I really love how it turned out.

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  2. Oh, that's adorable! I don't have a mother who knits, so if she feels like making another one for Abe's nursery, I wouldn't mind. The colors are perfect ;). Just kidding! I'll just have to talk my mom into learning to knit somehow.....

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    1. You know, if she reads your comment she might just go ahead and make one. She's been known to do that! ;)

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  3. Those are adorable. I would have never thought to knit them! Too sweet!
    I'm in process of making bunting for a friends' nursery redo.

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    1. Oh, I hope you'll post about the nursery redo. I would love to see the bunting and the room!

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  4. Mummu has been put to work I see. :) Such a cute accent for the boys room. Love the colours too! Great combination!

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    1. Thanks Ina. I really have to start knitting some of these things myself. Mummu's just too quick and a much better knitter! :)

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  5. They are so pretty Anu! I wish I could knit... have only taught myself to crochet and haven't tackled knitting yet. Maybe this winter?

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  6. Beautiful job. I can't believe you made that!! I'd love for you to link up to The DIY'ers. http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-diyers-and-our-country-weekend.html

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  7. So cute! Love the colours.

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  8. So cute. I love this project and wish I could knit!!

    It's so weird to hear of someone else's Mummu. I read that and thought, how do you know my Mummu? I forget that's not her name, because I'm so unaccustomed to anyone buy family using that word in North America.
    :)

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  9. No way! So cute! Makes me wanna knit-sort of! If you have any desserts you love, we'd love for you to come over to our newest link party over at The Inspiration Network: DELISH- a desserts only link party. Bring your desserts and let's party!!
    http://theinspiration-network.com/delish-dessert-link-party-no-1/

    Smiles,
    Melanie {Reasons To Skip The Housework} and Diana {The Girl Creative}
    The Inspiration Network

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  10. Adorable! Love how personal it is and not like so many others out there today. Dropping by from Met Monday. Hope you'll come see my grandson's playroom.

    Allison
    Atticmag

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