Mini Knitted Toys – Sachiyo Ishii
Let your inner child out to play! Create simple toys such as animals, cars, trains, fairies and cupcakes, and then try your hand at larger toy sets, including a castle under siege, an alien invasion, a prehistoric play-scene and a fairytale cottage complete with magical characters.
The 30 toys have clear, simple knitting patterns with step by step photography of simple sewing, stuffing and embroidery techniques making them ideal for knitters of all skill levels.
Sachiyo Ishii says “Knitting toys is fantastic because you get to have lots of fun in the creation process and you also get to make someone happy when you present them with your unique, handmade gift. This is what I am aiming for with this book – To make you knitters happy.”
Sachiyo suggests using uncarded washed wool, cotton wool or polyfibre stuffing to fill your tiny creations. Knitted on size 12 (US 2) knitting needles all of the animals have been knitted in double knitting, or DK (8 ply) yarn. These delightful designs are a great stash buster.
The book uses lots of pictures to guide you through the various aspects of knitted toy making including how to make castles, clothes and even knitted eyes.
In addition to the various animals, buildings and vehicles, there is a wealth of characters to knit including snow white and the seven dwarves, little red riding hood, cavemen, aliens, knights, the three little pigs and many more.
These mini characters range in size but are around 5cm tall.