Members of SI Folkestone took part in knitting or crocheting (depending on where their skills lay) poppies to decorate the Road Of Remembrance to commemorate WW1. Over 3,000 knitted and crocheted poppies lined the Road Of Remembrance in Folkestone, which was the route followed by millions of soldiers who passed through Folkestone’s streets on the way to war.
This is the knitting pattern that was used to create the poppies:
Double Knitting Wool in Red = A, Green = B, Black = C. Petals in ‘A’ – Make 4 Cast on 7 Stitches 1st Row Right Side Knit 2nd Knit front and back into first stitch, knit 2 stitches. KFB, Knit 1 (9 sts) 3rd As 2nd Row (11 sts) 4th As 2nd Row (13) 5th Knit 6th Knit 7th Knit 8th Knit 9th SSK twice, knit to last 4 stitches, K2tog twice 10th Knit 11th Knit 12th Knit 13th As row 9 (5 sts) 14th Knit 15th Knit 16th Knit 17th K1, slip 1, K1 psso twice, K1 (3st) 18th Cast Off Centre Using ‘B’ (Green) Cast on 16 stitches then cast off. Making Up Joining cast-off edges, sew petals together in pairs then place one pair over the other in a cross formation and secure. Coil green centre into a tight spiral and sew in the centre of the petals. Using ‘C’ (Black) work a ring of straight stitches around the green centre and then work French Knots around them. Maintain the petals in a cup shape with small stitch behind pairs of petals. (KFB is Knit Front and Back) (SSK is Slip Slip then knit through the loops)
Feel free to use this pattern if you would like to make your own poppies.