Friday, 15 November 2013
A Bouquet of Poppies
One of the possible ideas I came up with for a Remembrance Day post was to put together a selection of poppy-themed patterns. The concept didn't seem to have the right tone for Remembrance Day, so I didn't use it, but I think I can do it today now that Remembrance Day has been observed and we're still in a poppy kind of mood. I am, at any rate. I love poppies, largely because they're a prevalent theme in Art Nouveau design, which I really love. I'm planning to do a poppy-themed kitchen reno sometime in 2014.
The above design is the sharply graphic Poppy Pillow, designed by Denny Gould. This pattern is available for £2.99(GBP).
This is the Poppy Field Shawl, designed by Natalie Servant. This pattern is available for $6.00(USD).
This is the Poppy Lace Scarf, designed by Susan Springett. This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download.
The Poppies mittens, designed by Natalia Moreva. This pattern is available for $4.99(USD).
This of course is Kaffe Fassett's classic Persian Poppy Waistcoat, which was originally published in his classic book Glorious Knits: Designs for Knitting Sweaters, Dresses, Vests and Shawls, but the pattern has been included in a number of his collections since then.
These are the Poppy Fields Socks, designed by Sarah Wilson. I don't think I could knit these in any other colour but poppy red. This pattern is available for $4.00(USD).
The Poppies in a Mirror socks, designed by Barb Brown. This pattern is available for C$5.00(CAD).
This is the Masai Shawl, designed Christel Seyfarth. This pattern is available as part of a kit from Christel Seyfarth's website. Seyfarth often employs a poppy motif in her work, so you might like to take a look at the rest of her patterns on Ravelry.