Get out your knitting needles

Knitting enthusiasts are being asked to take part in a project to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War One.

Pocklington’s Sainsbury’s store, on The Balk, has been inspired by the poppy garden outside The Tower of London and wants to create an artwork featuring a wall of green and brown knitted squares, resembling a field, with poppies made by local youngsters placed on top.

The store has asked schools in and around Pocklington to come together and make poppies for the artwork.

Melina Healy, from Pocklington’s Sainsbury’s, said: “I think everyone would agree that the poppy field outside The Tower of London is an impressive sight and we are hoping to create something similar in our store.

“Please get your knitting needles out and get involved.”
The store wants 4”x 4” squares of any shade of green and brown. Knitters should leave enough yarn so all the squares can be joined together.

Miss Healy added: “We ask that these squares are donated as soon as possible.”

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