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...

1 comment:

  1. That's really cute! Impulse yarn buying?! Yeah, no. I won't pretend I don't understand what you mean.


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