Sunday, February 5, 2017
Deborah Sheields in New Jersey recently wrote to say that she had adjusted the knitnotwar crane pattern from Ravelry as she has a wool allergy and needed to be able to create the "sculpture" of the crane without felting…the result is fantastic! From Deborah: I ended up using a worsted weight acrylic yarn by Caron that had a sliver thread running through it, size 3 needles. I played around with how to CO the wing and body stitches and finally settled on a cable knit cast on at the beginning of the row for those CO stitches you had at the end of rows. And the single crochet around the wings to keep them from curling so much. I think that the decrease of the tail would probably look a little better if I had decreased the two stitches in the center of the tail first and left the outside ones until last. The directions you had made the decreases a little bumpy along the sides of the tail, which I'm sure would not have been a problem for a project that was felted since felting is much more forgiving. All in all, I thought that your pattern worked really well with the smaller needle size.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Downloads from Ravelry
I'm curious if there is a new knitnotwar 1,0o0 project beginning? There have been several downloads of the pattern from Ravelry in the past couple weeks…exciting!
Monday, November 7, 2011
Felted Crane Pattern Donation to MercyCorps
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
The felted crane pattern is available for free many places including here at this website (click on PATTERN PDF on the right of the screen under LINKS), on Ravelry, as well as in several books. However, due to the number of emails that I have received regarding the project in the wake of the recent tragedies in Japan, I have placed the pattern for sale on Ravelry, all proceeds from your donation to benefit Mercy Corps:
Please also consider knitting up these sweet cranes to sell to benefit the relief effort, or if you would like to begin your own knitnotwar 1,o0o project by organizing knitters to knit 1,000 cranes, or for more information, please write me-- Seann McKeel: firstname.lastname@example.org
Finished single cranes are beautiful when hung with a strand of yarn and some simple beads, or in a small stranded flock...if you are making cranes to sell for Mercy Corps please do send photos to me, I will place them on this website. To donate directly to the relief effort, visit Mercy Corps at:
Peace and prayer,
Friday, February 11, 2011
ANNOUNCING A NEW COMMUNITY KNITTING PROJECT
Knit a 12 inch x 12 inch square and send along with your story.
Visit www.youarethechosenone.com to RSVP a space & for more information.
Help knit the billboard. Completed, the project will be a 10 foot x 10 foot
mural that reads "You Are The Chosen One."
Questions/information, contact Seann McKeel: email@example.com
BEGINNING KNITTERS WELCOME.
What makes you the chosen one? What were you chosen to do?
PROJECT MADE POSSIBLE BY THE REGIONAL ARTS & CULTURE COUNCIL
Monday, November 22, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
The cranes are currently on display at The Knitting Nest in Austin, Texas. Thank you to Stacy Klaus, a major supporter of the project/knitting participant in knitnotwar 1,o0o!