Granny triangle bunting!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017


I was a bit surprised how much variation there was in granny triangles! I mean granny squares are pretty straightforward, they just work. I had to have a couple of test runs at this and try a couple of patterns before I was happy with it.


And then there was the blocking, and the joining.



Overall I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, I just wish I could make more variations really quickly. I've got a stash of Paton's Cotton Blend and I want to make this bunting in various colour palettes to donate to the school fete.



The pattern I ended up going with was mostly from Lucy over at Attic24. I did a magic loop to start, and then essentially followed Lucy's pattern, just adding a final round of dc stitches to make the edges a bit thicker. It straightened the triangles out a bit for me too.  I think my yarn was a bit thinner? Next time I'll try to get my corners more pointy.




The Paton's Cotton Blend is lovely and soft, but I can't help but think a chunkier yarn would work up a bit quicker and also give this design more structure. I can imagine this yarn being good for garments, baby things, anything you want to be soft and drapey and feel gorgeous, but I think it might be a little wasted on bunting! It's just hard to find crafting yarn locally in a good colour range, without shopping online, and I was in the mood to impulse buy yarn for the project NOW. I'm sure you understand...




Mine craft blanket (apparently)

Friday, April 7, 2017
The blanket is finished. Flynn, and my friend Jodie, both think it's a minecraft blanket........it's not but never mind. 

 
The kid and his dog are very happy with it.

It only took 6 months to knit this time a vast improvement on the 4 years it took to knit the last one. 

 Rupert just checking the gauge.  You can also see where I striped two different blues in the outside edge to ensure that I used up as much stash yarn as possible. 

 

The pattern is learn to knit a log cabin it is wonderful mindless knit and I got to burn through a heap of stash. I only bought one ball of cream the rest was over 600g of stash! Woot!

 All of this 5ply pure wool came from various charity shops bought over a period of a couple of years.
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