Bunting is IN. Everywhere I look there’s red, white and blue bunting, floral print fabric bunting, multi-coloured PVC bunting; paper bunting; Liberty print bunting; Vintage doily, print, postcard, sheet music and map bunting; spotty bunting, striped bunting; wooden, ceramic and hessian bunting; themed bunting, even Star Wars and Pride and Prejudice bunting – but no knitted bunting. Well, there is now…
Psst Did you know – Bunting (or bunt) was originally a specific wool fabric, known as tammy, and manufactured in the early 17th century. It was used to make flags, such as those used by the Royal Navy, and ribbons. And what about that little bird, the bunting, small and finch-like. How about bunting bunting? There’s an idea.
There are a number of patterns and styles available and I chose this one for its simplicity and the fact that the flags are hung on a knitted string – that’s the sort of totally-knitted project I like
This knitting pattern is taken from Cute & Easy Knitting by Fiona Goble, published by CICO Books.