KEEN knitters are being sought to help create displays to mark a poignant wartime anniversary.

The displays are being created by members of Knitsford, Knutsford’s award-winning knitting group, which is looking for more people to join them.

“We are aiming to create two more displays in Knutsford to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of The First World War to add to the one which is annually displayed on the Canute roundabout,” said Bernadette Grantham from the group.

“We have made up small kits of wool and patterns of crocheted or knitted poppies, and if anyone would like to be involved the kits are at Knutsford Council offices on King Edward Street, next to the library or the Heritage Centre on King Street.

“The kits are free, but we do need a contact detail of anyone taking a kit and the completed poppies or unused wool needs to be back at these two locations by Friday, October 5.”

The striking annual Remembrance display at the Canute roundabout was first created in 2014, and features 600 knitted poppies, each of one of which takes about half an hour to create.

The roundabout display features for a week before Remembrance Sunday and a week after.

Anyone who is interested in joining the group can drop in at the knitting sessions, which take place at the Deli Boys on Tatton Street from 10am to midday on Tuesdays, from 7pm to 9pm at the White Bear pub on Thursdays, and at Plumleys Plant and Garden Centre in Plumley Moor Road, Plumley, from 10am to midday on Fridays.

The Knitsford group has about 50 knitters, who are mostly from Knutsford, and received a discretionary accolade at Knutsford’s annual Town Awards.

Last year’s town mayor Cllr Neil Forbes said at the awards: “As 2018 sees us commemorate the centenary of the end of The First World War it is fitting to present a special award to the Knutsford Knitting Club in recognition of their incredible displays.”

The Armistice was signed between France, Britain and Germany on November 11, 1918, bringing four years of fighting to an end.