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.


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

About The Author


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. Learn more about her latest book, Knits & Pieces: A Knitting Miscellany.

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