Remember our heros with pride with our own knitted poppy.
The workshop is supported by an instant download pattern, which is available in our Shop. Click Here. All proceeds from the sale of the pattern will go directly to the Royal British Legion (less costs)
In this video, Rosee guides you through her pattern which is made up of small petals, large petals and a centre.
She shows you how to increase to make the petal shape (this applies to both sizes); on the 5th row there are two different techniques – knitting into the front and the back of the stitch and slipping the stitch.
On the 11th Row to get to increase/make one
Row 17 – you start decreasing for the top of the petal with SSK – which is a left leaning decrease.
and then the last few rows (23/24/25) which is for the top of the petal Rosee shows you how to decrease 3 stitches into one; a left leaning decrease and a Knit 3 tog; and a Purl 5 tog on Row 24 is a bit fiddly, so take care – and again Rosee shows you how and then you cast off.
For the centre of the poppy there are just 3 rows but you go from 5 stitches to 15 stitches in just one row – so again, Rosee shows you how.
She suggests you might like to think about the size of needle you are using for the project – versus that suggested by the yarn – and finally tips from Rosee on sewing the whole poppy together.
Wear with pride.