a child’s imagination or deck your home with amusing
conversation pieces when you make the items in this book.
There are over thirty projects in here and a great way of
using up all that leftover yarn and, as the items are all
small, they are ideal for making up in between larger projects.
This is not a primer for people who cannot yet knit, but is
suitable for those who do not yet have much experience. Projects
start easy and progress to being more advanced, a good touch.
You don’t need much equipment or materials either, and
knitters will have most if not all of it already. There is
a helpful section at the front on sewing up, stuffing, basic
embroidery stitches and making i-cords, and the rest of the
book is devoted to the projects. These are grouped into themes
so the items can either be displayed in a tableau, or be a
starting point for imaginative play. Fairy tale characters,
dinosaurs, aliens with their own spacecraft, a castle under
siege with knitted knights and my own favorite, a woolly mammoth
with cavemen, make up some of the larger sets, while smaller
groups include animal families, balls, planes and animals
in costumes. Some would look great hanging on a Christmas
tree (snowmen, penguins, fairies) and there are a handful
of finger puppets.
Each pattern is in written form with photos of the finished
item posed with an appropriate background. Size is given,
plus materials and a difficulty level. Everything is made
flat and sewn up and there are no charts and no interim photographs,
although the instructions are clear enough to anybody with
a modicum of knitting knowledge. This is an attractive and
user-friendly book that is sure to give knitters of all ages
and abilities a lot of fun.
If you cannot find a good range of knitting materials locally
try www.searchpress.com for a list of suppliers.
of other titles by this author
Christmas Toys To Knit
Your Own Felt Advent Calendar