More Poppies From Afar ….

Love, love, love this evolution of the knitted poppy design from Faye Snell-Clements. I imagine it is so much quicker to knit and pull together.  Love your work Faye!!!!!

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Below are Faye’s comments :

Well I’m hooked on these beautiful flowers, such a joy to knit and I have recruited quite a few fellow knitters who are keen to knit and pass on the word! The photo is of a new pattern I am trying which incorporated the center of the poppy all in one go … not knitted separately . The bottom right poppy is the start and the middle one is when the tail end of the black thread is used to gather up the middle and then sew in the cross in the middle of the flower. These two have 96 stitches so make a slightly smaller poppy. The one on the bottom left of the photo is Lynn’s pattern with a bit of a change to it to create the center in one. Still haven’t come to the end of my $2 ball of yarn an have knitted 9 already.
I am off to the hairdresser today so guess what I will be doing whilst waiting for my foils to process, mmmmmm such a cosy project.

I am sure Faye would be happy for everyone to incorporate her changes into the pattern.

Enjoy knitting Poppies!!!!




About 5000 Poppies

The 5000 Poppies Project is a community tribute of respect and remembrance for our servicemen and women, their families and their communities. Created in 2013 by sisters in law Lynn Berry and Margaret Knight in honour of their fathers service in WWII, the project has been closely aligned with the Centenary of Anzac 2014 to 2018, and has consisted of a number of small and large scale installations made from handcrafted poppies from many thousands of contributors from all over the world.
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3 Responses to More Poppies From Afar ….

  1. Ann Lynch says:

    Can she post her amended pattern please?

    • 5000poppies says:

      Hi Ann. I have added Faye’s modifications to my pattern which includes an integrated centre. I prefer working with my pattern but I do think the integrated centre does make it a little easier.

  2. Marg says:

    They look fab!

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