This is What 40,000 Poppies Knit with 450 Miles of Yarn Looks Like

This is What 40,000 Poppies Knit with 450 Miles of Yarn Looks Like

As a Canadian, I grew up observing November 11th as Remembrance Day, a somber occasion to remember members of the armed forces who have died in the line of duty. In Commonwealth countries, the red remembrance poppy is a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day, due to the poem “In Flanders Fields” written by Canadian doctor Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae.

In Thirsk, North Yorkshire, the Thirsk Yarnbombers have knit 40,000 knitted and crocheted poppies – using 450 miles of yarn! It’s an incredible accomplishment.

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See additional photos (stunning) and read more about the noble project via The Daily Express and The Yorkshire Post.

About The Author

Danielle

Danielle Holke is a long-time knitter, first taught by her beloved grandmother as a young girl growing up in Canada. In 2008 she launched KnitHacker, a lively blog and knitting community which has since grown to be a popular presence in contemporary knitting culture, reaching more than a million readers each year. As a marketing professional, Danielle advises and works with a motley squad of artists, yarn bombers, film makers, pattern designers, yarn companies and more.

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