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 A lot of us are happy to knit to support charities. I am enclosing three patterns. The first is a pattern for a Remembrance Poppy Pattern for the British Legion. If you do knit a poppy remember to donate at £2 to the British Legion and if you sell the pattern on, then again it is £2.  If you knit and sell a poppy then it is right to ask for at least £2.50.

The second pattern is for a shawl/wrap that can be used for the women who are in the Fistula clinics in Ethiopia. It is made up a squares and is a simple but very effective and useful project

The third pattern is for knitting a Burundi Bear to be used to support the charity Facilitaid

If you have any questions please contact

Janice Carrick 015395 58001 or

Backup of Knit a Small Poppy NEW

Knit a Poppy


Use DK knitting wool and size 8 (4mm) needles




Using red, cast on 5 stitches.

Row 1:    (RS) K

Row 2:   Knit 1, m1, K to last 2        stitches, K1, m1, K1                     (7stitches)

Row 3:   As second row (9 stitches)

Row 4:   As second row (11 stitches)

Row 5 -8: Knit

Row 9:   Sl1, K2tog. psso, K to last 4          stitches, K2 tog twice (7 st)

Row 10- 12: Knit

Row 13:  As 9th row (3 stitches)

Row 14:  Cast off




Using black, cast on 16 stitches. Cast off


Leaf (knit 1)

Using green, cast on 4 stitches.

Row 1:  K

Row 2:  KFB, K to last st, KFB (6 stitches)

Row 3:  K

Row 4:  As second row (8 stitches)

Row 5-8: K

Row 9:  K2 tog, K to last 2 stitches, K2tog (6 stitches)

Row 10: K

Row 11: As 9th row (4 stitches)

Row 12: K

Row 13: As 9th row (2 stitches)

Row 14: Cast off.


Weave in the ends of the petals, assemble the petals into a circle and use the ends to sew them together.

Coil the black into circle and sew in the centre of the petal

Weave in the ends of the leaf and sew onto the back of the petals

Sew on the pin




Fistula Clinic knitting patterns

Burundi Bear pattern


Janice Carrick