Street party, garden party, party in a community hall: if you’re having a party to celebrate this year's Royal Jubilee, you’re going to need some decorations, and you’re definitely going to want some bunting. Amanda Jones’ knitted bunting makes a great project for a group of knitters to work on in preparation for the party, because everyone can make at least one flag, or embroider one letter, and so it brings all the participants together. “I am sure that once they’ve been taught how to do the decrease stitches a child could certainly do it,” Amanda says.
Knitted bunting has some distinct advantages if you’re celebrating out of doors. All the little pennants hang down nicely, and even if the wind gets up they won’t get blown into a twisty mess. Knitted bunting is also great because it’s reusable. Amanda has embroidered hers with the word ‘congratulations’, which is a very good all- occasions slogan. Because it’s pure acrylic it’s very hardwearing, and as a DK it’s not too heavy, but not insubstantial either.