Thursday, 14 September 2017

Poppy Appeal Knit-along

Hitchin Stitchin is producing a display for the Festiwool Poppy appeal, in remembrance of the men of Hitchin who were killed in 1917. The Royal British Legion will be supplying posters and collection boxes for the event. A larger project is planned, in conjunction with the British Schools Museum, for 1918.
If you would like to help with this large project, you could knit a poppy or two and bring it to Festiwool on 11th November, or to the Friday morning group at the Sun Hotel. Each poppy will be named in remembrance of the 400 or so Hitchin men who were killed in the service of their country in WWI.

Thanks to everyone who attended the knit-along in August. There are 17 volunteer poppy-makers. If we each knit 20 poppies, there would be enough for all the names on the Hitchin War Memorial.

The poppy pattern chosen is a very simple one. Worked in chunky (or two strands of DK), it measures about 4” .

Poppy Pattern - large.

The next knitalong morning is 22nd September.

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