Saturday, August 18, 2012
A Banner for The New Baby
the baby shower is tomorrow, so I got to work on my gift.
I have 5 colors of Cotton Classic (blues and purples) to knit a little bunting of 5 flags, with the name "Colie" embroidered on it (a letter on each flag)
I ended up winging the pattern, as I wanted the flags to be smaller than the ones in the pattern I originally chose (which would have resulted in flags about twice the size):
I cast on 20 sts, knit in garter stitch for 20 rows, then cast off 1 st at each edge every other row until 4 sts remained, then cast off.
I embroidered a letter on each flag to spell the baby's name, then crocheted a "string" to hold the flags, working 12 sts, picking up and crocheting across the top of each flag, then working 12 sts. I turned and worked back across the entire string which formed a nice edge.