Wind Turbine by Georgie Nicolson
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Wind Turbine

Knitting
March 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
3.5 mm (E)
200 - 220 yards (183 - 201 m)
Height: 18 inches/46 cms or 26¾ inches/68 sms with blade in upright position
This pattern is available for AU$4.00 AUD
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It’s a no-brainer that the era of fossil fuels is at an end and alternative sustainable energy sources need to be embraced. Wind energy is just one of the many options perfect for the Australian landscape. This knitted wind turbine uses recycled materials in its construction, embracing all the favourite construction materials of children. It’s quirky, fun and looks so good, you’ll wish it was real.

Construction:
Instructions are included for knitting the base either flat or in the round. The three garter stitch blades are simply shaped with slipped stitch edgings. The turbine is knit in the round with simple shaping to create the nose cone.

A small amount of stuffing is required to help the turbine maintain its shape.

Skill Level:
Easy

This pattern has been released as part of WARM: a large-scale collaborative knitting project that explores why the earth is warming and what we can do to make a positive change.

Knitters of all skill levels from around Victoria, Australia are invited to contribute to this large-scale piece that will be exhibited at the Art Gallery of Ballarat in September 2016.

Patterns are available individually, as part of an e-book or as part of a beautifully printed booklet available from SEAM.