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FREE PATTERN FROM DEBBIE BLISS

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Stars and Stripes
SIZE
Approximately 7 x 4½ in (18 x 11.5 cm)MATERIALS
1 50g ball of Debbie Bliss’ Cashmerino Baby in Red 34.
1 50g ball of Debbie Bliss’ Cashmerino Baby in White 100.
1 50g ball of Debbie Bliss’ Cashmerino Baby in Royal 70.
2 US 3 (3.25mm) knitting needles.
Oddments of cotton fabric for backing.
1 US 8 (5mm) bamboo knitting needle (for display.)

TENSION
25 sts and 34 rows to 4in/10cm square over st st using US 3 (3.25mm) needles.

TO MAKE
With US 3 (3.25mm) needles, cast on 47 sts.
Beg with a k row, work in st st from chart until all chart rows have been completed.
Cast off.

TO MAKE UP
Following the chart, work Swiss darned/duplicate stitched stars. Press lightly on the wrong side. Cut a piece of backing fabric slightly larger than the flag. With right sides together, lay the flag onto the backing fabric and pin in place. Handstitch the flag around the two long sides and the short side without the selvedge sts. Trim away the excess fabric around the stitched edges. Turn through and press. Fold the backing fabric to the inside, along the open edge, leaving the selvedge sts free. Slipstitch the backing fabric in place along the fold. Fold the selvedge sts onto the back of the flag and slipstitch to the backing, leaving both ends open, so forming a channel for the “flag pole”. Insert the bamboo needle into the channel.

Taken from The Knitter’s Year by Debbie Bliss and used with the kind permission of Trafalgar Square Books and Quadrille Publishing

Design originally shown in Debbie Bliss Rialto 4 ply