15 Mar 2013

twine bunting

A tiny seed of an idea nourished to life with fresh air and cups of tea.
An organic unfolding of plans, of possibilities.
Gnarled texture to hand, knitting needles and sweet time alone.
Deviations from the original path.
Discoveries of a new trail holding far more interest and scope for the imagination. 
A muted palette.
Scrap yarn too soft and delicious to be wasted; too small for any other project.
A serendipitous pairing of idea and materials.
Frivolous and fanciful. Natural and grounding.

Steph x

Here is the hodge podge kind of pattern I made up as I went along:
Using 6 mm needles I cast on 25 stitches using twine.
Knit one row.
Knit two stitches together, knit rest of row, knit the last two stitches together (to decrease on both sides)
Knit one row.
Knit two stitches together, knit rest of row, knit the last two stitches together.
Continue until you have one stitch left.
Snip twine and thread through last stitch pulling tight to secure.
The scraps were worsted or aran weights.
A large length of twine was threaded onto a tapestry needle and woven in and out of each triangle in rather a haphazard fashion leaving a space between each one. I chose to leave all the ends hanging.

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  1. Absolutely beautiful Steph. I can only imagine that your home has a warm and cosy feel to it with such gorgeous handmade delights adorning it. Wishing you a gorgeous weekend, isn't the weather beautiful. xx

  2. Beautiful, Steph. And what a lovely door to hang it on. Kellie xx

  3. Just beautiful. Happy weekend Steph! xo

  4. Steph it's just gorgeous....you are filling your home with such wondrous delights I only wish that I could pop in for a visit!

  5. Love this! I once crocheted a shopping bag with twine:
    I got terrible rope burn on my finger but it was worth it, I love the smell, feel and look of twine.

  6. I love this, so organic!
    Your cupboard is such a lovely thing.
    My great aunt had one similar. I really coveted it but I don't know where it went after she died :(

  7. So lovely, wonderful muted colors.

    xox Lilly

  8. It looks great. I have so many little bits and pieces here. Hoping to one day turn them into a scarf of some description. I love the bunting and the stained glass doors are wonderful too.

  9. Perfection. First time I've seen something like this and it is gorgeous. I would buy one of these!!!
    Ronnie xo

  10. beauitful will have to give it a go!

  11. Oh, loveliness all over this online space! Lets be blogging friends. I'm coming back. xo


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