MACRAMÉ HANGING SIMPLE STARS
Create your own piece of striking textile art with bold gold and blue geometric shapes softened with tasselled fringing
1 Cut 12cm x 136cm (4¾in x 53½in) length in yarn A, 6cm x 136cm (2¼in x 53½in) length of yarn in each colour yarn B, C and D and 1x 200cm (78¾in) length in yarn D. 2 Lay 200cm (78¾in) length in yarn D flat and weighted down at each end. 3 Begin 12cm (4¾in) inwards and with 1 x 136cm (53½in) length in yarn A fold over and tie to yarn D as if you are making a tassel. Use a knot to secure tassel. 4 Leave a 6cm (2¼in) gap between each tassel then attach a further 5 x 136cm (53½in) lengths in yarn A, 6 x 136cm (53½in) lengths in B, 6 x 136cm (53½in) lengths in C and then a further 6 x 136cm (53½in) lengths of A. 5 Beginning on the right, and working on the first two 136cm (53½in) lengths, measure down 6cm (2¼in) and tie a double standard knot. Repeat with next two 136cm (53½in) strands until row is complete. Repeat on row below and tidy up any loose tassels.
For step-by-step instructions on how to make the macramé hanging, refer to the blog post at knit-today.com Let the stars fall from the sky and your needles – use them like confetti to sparkle up your party table!
Make as many stars as you’d like across your table.
Using 3.25mm double-pointed needles and yarn D cast on 4 sts. Divide these 4 sts over three needles. Rnd 1: Kfb to end. 8 sts 1 Cast on 3 stitches onto one of your DPNs. Round 2: Knit. Round 3: *Kfb; rep from * to last st, k1. 15 sts **Now work, k1, m1, k1, m1, k1 (5 sts) onto 1 needle leaving any remaining sts on other needles. You will now work straight on these 5sts only. Row 1 (WS): Purl. Row 2: Ssk, k1, k2tog. 3 sts Row 3: P3tog. 1 st Fasten off. Now join yarn to remaining sts and repeat from ** until all five points of the star are complete. Fasten off all loose ends. 2 Knit these 3 stitches so that they all end up on the right needle. Do not turn your work. 3 Slide stitches from one end of needle to the other. With RS facing you, knit into right-most stitch on left needle, pulling working yarn across the back of the stitches to begin next row.