Knitted badges

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Knitted badges

Postby TonyH » Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:22 pm

I’m in the process of knitting poppies for charity. The pattern says I should ‘glue’ a badge pin to the back, but it doesn’t say what glue to use. I’ve tried sewing the pin on, but it looks a bit messy. I thought fabric glue might work but then again I wondered if it would be better to use a glue gun. Or should I use just pva glue? The pattern is quite an old one and the website where it came from no longer works so I can’t go back to them. Anyone have any ideas?
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Re: Knitted badges

Postby darknit » Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:00 pm

I don't think pva would last. I like Gorilla glue but that might be a bit of overkill in this case. This stuff might work well too: Copydex 1652 Adhesive Jar 125ml

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Re: Knitted badges

Postby TonyH » Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:27 pm

Thanks darknit, I will give it a go with the Copydex
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Re: Knitted badges

Postby TonyH » Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:44 pm

Well after a little trial and error (and more than a few expletives) I’ve decided that the glue gun seems to work. Tried some super glue, but that just didn’t stick. Copydex worked but took ages to dry.
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Re: Knitted badges

Postby TonyH » Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:44 pm

Well after a little trial and error (and more than a few expletives) I’ve decided that the glue gun seems to work. Tried some super glue, but that just didn’t stick. Copydex worked but took ages to dry.
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Re: Knitted badges

Postby darknit » Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:10 pm

Glad you found something Tony - the only thing that I can get superglue to stick to is my fingers.

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Re: Knitted badges

Postby sweetpea » Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:43 pm

Glad you have sorted that, the poppy looks lovely and very neat :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Re: Knitted badges

Postby Knit-wit » Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:58 pm

That looks lovely and neat, I'm knitting poppies too and my pattern says to do the last three rows in black 'wool' which saves sewing a button on.

Looks like your pattern is in k1p1 rib, we were given four patterns, two crochet which I haven't looked at as I can't crochet the other two were knitted ones, one in k2p2 rib and the other in garter stitch, I've done both and I must say that I'm not ever so impressed at the way they have turned out, they look a bit 'wavy' to me not nice and smooth like yours.

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Re: Knitted badges

Postby TonyH » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:03 am

Thanks Sweetpea and Margaret. I found the pattern on The Yarn Loop website. It was the Cirencester Parish Church pattern for the Cirencester branch of The British Legion. It was the easiest one I could find when I Googled it.

http://www.theyarnloop.com/article/help ... ish-legion

It is a double rib pattern and it knits up really fast.
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Re: Knitted badges

Postby Knit-wit » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:12 am

Thanks for that pattern Tony, I might try that just to add some variety! I don't know where the pattern that I am using came from it was just photo copied and came with the kit. They did two kits one using really chunky wool and the other double knitting but both used the same pattern so the chunky one turned out to be about 4" across and the ball only did three poppies so I haven't bought any more of that. I've found that with the dk ones if I cast on and do the first row using much bigger needles they do lie a bit flatter.

Someone in our group also did some purple poppies in memory of the animals that died.

Margaret


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