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Remove st markers and place crane in a lingerie bag,                     knitnowar 1,0o0_____________________
set washing machine on hot/cold, low water level and
maximum agitation. Add a small amount of laundry                         knitnowar 1,0o0 is an art installation project of peace.
detergent and a pair of jeans. Run the crane through a

couple of cycles until felted nicely, or felt by hand                    The origami crane is an international symbol of peace, due to
by running alternate hot/cold water on the crane with                     the hopeful and heroic story of Sadako Sasaki. Sadako died of
a little detergent & agitating the fabric (works great!)                 Leukemia after exposure from US atom bombings of Hiroshima in
                                                                         1945. Believing a Japanese legend that anyone who folds 1,000
- - - (shaping and “folding”)- - - - - - - - - - -                        paper cranes will be granted a wish, Sadako hoped to get well.
                                                                          She completed over 1,000 before dying in October 1955 at the
After you felt the crane, shape it by creasing the neck,                  age of 12.
head, tail and wings. Once in this folded fashion, using
a darning needle and scrap yarn, sew the neck and tail                   Artists will knit 1,0o0 origami style cranes, these will be
to the wings. Then tack down the head in a similar manner.               publicly displayed late 2007 in Portland, Oregon-- USA.
You may have to fuss and pull the fabric to get it into
shape, but the be beauty of felting is that you can                      * To reach the goal of 1,0o0 please pledge & submit 10, or more!
manipulate it in this way!                                               * Organize a group of 10 knitters in your city and oversee
                                                                           the donation of 100!
- - -(Abbreviations used in this pattern)- - - - - - -
R = row               st =   stitch            co = cast on              Crane Deadline:          May 1, 2007
k = knit               p =   purl              BO = bind off
                                                                         Please complete the RSVP form on the back by March 1, 2007.
co stitch is yarn over thumb method
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together                                         If you live in the Portland area, please visit www.knitnowar.com
garter st = alternate knit row and purl row                              for drop off locations & save yourself the postage!

                                                                          Need help with the pattern? Want to learn to knit? Desire more
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                             RSVP                                        Write Seann:   knitnowar@gmail.co
Name________________________________
                                                                         MATERIALS:
Address_______________________________________________________           US 10 ½ straight needles
                                                                         light worsted weight wool that will felt easily (use up scrap!)
                                                                          Lamb’s Pride works great and makes about 8 cranes per skein
      _______________________________________________________             Darning needle, bit of contrasting yarn or row marker

                                                                         APPRX. MEASUREMENTS:   Before felting 12” :: After felting   9”
Email______________________________________
                                                                         NOTES ON THIS PATTERN:
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -            Cranes are knit beginning at the head, then neck is made, then
Please RSVP/pledge your 10 crane donation by March 1, 2007. If            body/wings, ending with the tail. Finished, they are a single
you have others helping you to knit your crane pledge, please be sure    piece of fabric that is then felted by hand or in the washing
to include their names, addresses and emails. Deadline for submission:   machine. Once felted, the crane is punctured with a darning
May 1, 2007. Cranes from knitnowar 1,0o0 are considered donations.       needle & sewn with leftover yarn to yield “folded” shape— which
Send your RSVP and cranes to:                                            creates the likeness of an origami crane.
      knitnowar: 4725 N Mississippi Portland, Oregon 97217 – USA
            or RSVP at: knitnowar@gmail.com                              This is the unadorned, very basic crane pattern. Cranes can be
                                                                         embellished with different colored yarns or embroidered to look
More information available soon at:    www.knitnowar.com                 as interesting and beautiful as Japanese origami paper!
- -(work head first)- - - - - - - -        - - - - - - - - -     ~decrease rows to shape “triangle” of the wings~
~triangle shape~
                                                                  R33: bo2, k5, p1, k14, p1, k8
R1:    tie   slip knot, *co1 (= 2 st)                             R34: bo2, p5, k1, p14 k1, p6
R2:    k2,   co1                                                 R35: bo2, k3, p1, k14, p1, k6
R3:    p3,   co1                                                 R36: bo2, p3, k1, p14, k1, p4
R4:    k4,   co1                                                  R37: bo2, k1, p1, k14, p1, k4
R5:    p5,   co1
R6:    p                                                         R38: bo2, p1, k1, p14, k1, p2
                                                                 R39: bo7, k9, p1, k2
*cast on method is yarn over thumb                                R40: bo7, p5



- - -(work neck) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
~rectangle shape~                                                - - - (work tail) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
                                                                 *R41: k2, p2, k2
*R7:   p2, k2, p2                                                 R42: p2, k2, p2
 R8:   k2, p2, k2                                                 (continue from *(R41 & R42) 6 more rows)

(continue from *(R7 & R8) 13 rows until there are 21 rows from
cast on edge)
                                                                  ~triangle shape of tail~
                                                                  R49: bo1, p2, k2
                                                                  R50: bo1, k2, p1
 - - - (work body/wings) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -        R51: bo1, p2
R22: co5, mark end of row with scrap yarn                         R52: bo1, k1
R23: p1, k10, co5, mark end of row with scrap yarn                R53: k2tog, bo last st
R24: k1, p14, k1

~increase rows     to shape   sloping “triangle” of the wings~
R25: co2, k2,      p1, k14,   p1
R26: co2, p2,      k1, p14,   k1, p2
R27: co2, k4,      p1, k14,   p1, k2
R28: co2, p4,      k1, p14,   k1, p4
R29: co2, k6,      p1, k14,   p1, k4
R30: co2, p6,      k1, p14,   k1, p6
R31: co2, k8,      p1, k14,   p1, k6
R32: co2, p8,      k1, p14,   k1, p8

				
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