Knitted Burial Bunting

Knit Burial Bunting
Converted from crochet into knit by Nina Self, Touching Little Lives volunteer.
Samples knitted by Lenore English, Michigan


Supplies:
baby yarn  (soft, pastel colors are perfect)
1 yard of 1/4" ribbon
Size 8 Knitting Needles
Large blunt-tipped darning needle

General Directions

Cast on 34 stitches

BUNTING BODY:
Rows 1 & 2 rows: K across.
Row 3: K1, *K2tog, YO, Repeat from * to the last stitch, K1.
Row 4: K across.
Work in garter stitch until piece measures 5" from cast on edge.
Repeat rows 3 & 4, once

HOOD:
Bind off 5 stitches at the beginning of the next two rows.
Work in garter stitch until piece measures 8" from cast on edge.
Bind off all stitches.

FINISHING:
Line with flannel or flannelette.
Fold the top of the hood in half and weave the seam closed.
Cut the ribbon in half (2 18" pieces) and weave the first piece of ribbon into the neck casing.
Lap the right bottom side over the left by 4-5 stitches and secure by weaving the second piece of ribbon through bottom casing.
Snip ribbon ends at angle, tie in bows.
Snuggly gather the bottom casing, loosely gather the neck casing.  (We prefer these buntings be lined with a flannel liner.)


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