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Darling Knitting Pattern


Designer: Amanda Walker

Our Darling bunting by Amanda Walker is perfect for a garden party or a baby's nursery

Bunting has traditionally been used to decorate a room or garden during a festive occasion or party and although it's usually made up of material triangles, we just love Amanda Walker's innovative knitted version. If you're not currently planning a party, why not make this Darling bunting for a child's nursery or playroom? Just choose complimentary shades and swap the tassels for colourful iron-on animal motifs.


Using 3mm needles cast on 25 sts in either yarn A, B or C
? Rows 1-3: k three rows
? Row 4: p
If using yarn A, change to yarn B; if using yarn C, change to yarn A; if using yarn B, change to yarn C
? Row 5: k
? Row 6: p
Change back to original flag colour
? Row 7: k
? Row 8: p
? Row 9: k2, k2tog, k to last four sts, k2tog, k2. 23 sts
? Row 10: p
? Row 11: k
? Row 12: p
? Row 13-44: rep Rows 9-12 eight times. Seven sts
? Row 45: k1, k2tog, k1, k2tog, k1. Five sts
? Row 46: p
? Row 47: k2tog, k1, k2tog.
? Three sts
? Row 48: p
? Row 49: k3tog
? Pass yarn through loop to fasten off
? Knit as many flags as required; six flags will make approx one metre of bunting


Use yarn B for a yarn A flag, yarn A for a yarn C flag and yarn C for a yarn B flag Tie a slip knot (this will be the first st on the needle)
? Row 1: cast on two further sts. Three sts
? Row 2: cast off two sts
? Row 3: without switching needles, sl rem st from RH needle back onto LH needle without twisting st
? Rep Rows 1-3 until you have enough edging to fit around long edges of flag


Cut a three metre length from each of yarns A, B and C.
Tie all three yarn ends together and loop over a door knob or top of a chair. Pick up other ends of yarn and walk away from knot until yarns are taut and then twist yarns together. Untie knottedend, hold onto centre of twisted yarns, match ends together, let go of centre and the yarns will twist and form a cord. Knot ends together. Alter the lengths of yarns to suit the length of your bunting


Make a contrasting tassel for each flag [use yarn A for a yarn B flag, yarn B for a yarn C flag and yarn C for a yarn A flag]. Wrap yarn around your fingers eight times. Remove yarn from your fingers andwrap tail around top of hank.
Thread end of yarn onto a darning needle and secure end into top of tassel. Stitch tassel to centre of flag and knot off securely on back of flag. Cut loops at end of tassel and trim to an even length.

To make up

Oversew knitted edging to edges of corresponding flag and weave in all yarn ends. Press flags with a damp cloth. Lay cord along top of flags, just below the garter st rows of knitting on the RS. Slip stitch cord in place, leaving approx 3cm between each flag

Finish line
The best way to sew in the ends on a piece of knitting that doesn’t have seams is to weave the end of yarn in and out of a few stitches along the edge of the knitting. When you reach the last stitch, skip this one and weave the end back through the stitches. Trim the end of the yarn tail as close to the knitting as possible.

Length of six triangles plus cord: 122cm
Individual triangle height: 14cm
Individual triangle width at top: 11cm

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