OCTOBER MONTHLY PROJECT – Knitted Remembrance PoppySandra Egan2015-10-05T10:53:27+00:00
Knitted Remembrance Poppy
In the past, each year I purchased a remembrance poppy only to lose it two hours later as it fell off of my coat. A few years ago to rectify this problem, I knitted myself a poppy on a secure brooch back, and now wear it in November making sure that I still contribute to the poppy fund as well.
This is how you can knit your own poppy
You will need a small amount of red and black yarn and appropriate sized knitting needles
Petals ( make 4 in total) Cast on 7 stitches using red yarn
1st Row – Knit
2nd Row – Kfb (knit into front & back of stitch), Knit to last 2 stitches, Kfb, Knit 1. (9 stitches)
3rd Row – As 2nd Row. (11 stitches)
4th Row – As 2nd Row. ( 13 stitches)
5th-8th Rows – Knit
9th Row – Knit 2 together twice. Knit to last 4 stitches. Knit 2 together twice (9 stitches)
10th-12th Rows – Knit.
13th Row – As 9th Row. (5 stitches)
14th-18th Rows – Knit
Cast on 16 stitches using black yarn. Cast off.
Sew the petals together in pairs at the narrow end, place one pair at right angles over the other and stitch together.
Coil the poppy centre into a spiral, secure into the shape and sew onto the centre of the poppy petals. Attach brooch back to the back of the poppy.