Remember our heros with pride with our own knitted poppy.
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.