My nephew is a Ranger in the Army and was sent to WA state as his base. I asked him if he would like an afghan since he will be there for the next 4 years at least. He has no idea his aunt is not a super duper pattern maker. He asked me if I could do one and incorporate the ranger diamond symbol and the ranger scroll in it. I have no idea how to create patterns so I told him I could possibly get patches or appliques and sew them into it. So after all that, has anyone had success sewing something like a patch/applique on their knitted items? The yarn is very thick so I imagine they might have to be sewn in with a machine? Any info appreciated.