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Sunday, 13 November 2011

Remembrance Sunday

To honour Remembrance weekend, is offering (selected) free First World War military record searches this weekend. If you are interested in genealogy, it would be a shame to miss an open opportunity to research your family's history.

With the poppy in mind, here is a free knitting pattern which can be found on the fabulous knitting pattern resource, the Knitting Bee website.

Petals (make 4)
Using A, cast on 7 sts.
1st row (RS) K.
2nd row Kfb, k to last 2 sts, kfb, k1. 9 sts.
3rd row As 2nd row. 11 sts.
4th row As 2nd row. 13 sts.
5th–8th rows K.
9th row Ssk twice, k to last 4 sts, k2tog twice. 9 sts.
10th–12th rows K.
13th row As 9th row. 5 sts.
14th–16th rows K.
17th row K1, sk2po, k1. 3 sts.
18th row K. Bind off.
Using B, cast on 16 sts. Bind off.
Sew petals together in pairs, then position one pair over the other in a cross formation and secure. 
Coil center into a tight spiral and sew base to the center. 
Using C, work a ring of straight stitches radiating from the flower center, then work French knots around the outer edge of the stitched ring. 
Maintain the petals in a cup shape with a small stitch behind pairs of petals.

Stitch Explanation: Sk2po - Slip 2 stitches as if to knit together, knit 1, pass slipped stitches over.

And if you buy one thing this weekend, please make sure it is a poppy from a registered poppy seller. You are able to make a donation online. Please support The Royal British Legion's charity work through the Poppy Appeal.

Lella xx

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