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Knitted Wild Animals: 15 Adorable, Easy-to-Knit Toys Paperback – October 12, 2010
"Go Big Knits" from the editors of Marie Claire Idees
Knit designs from the editors of Marie Claire Idées to ensure that women of all body shapes and types will look—and feel—fantastic. Learn more
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i love the fact that the animal faces are in such detail. by this i mean the author has you knit the mouth and snout separately in many of the animals. this way those areas get stuffed separately and look so real. also...the nose is knit separately as well and sewn on. it is a little extra work but well worth it.
i also have itty bitty toys which i love as well, but there is something about these wild animals that were much more satisfying and much more realistic. i am so happy that i bought the book and can't wait to make the rest of the menagerie. i also hope that the author writes another book...perhaps barnyard animals.
these animals make amazing gifts. i gave the four animals i made to the mommy to be at the shower and she loved them...and everyone at the shower thought they were professionally done. i credit this to the patterns. wonderful job!!!
All of the patterns call for worsted weight yarn knit at the same gauge, so it's really easy to use yarn on hand. (I get really annoyed at beautiful knitted patterns that only work with expensive yarn I can't afford, or exclusive yarn that is no longer in production.) I made the hippo and crocodile in Lion Brand wool-ease, and each used about 1 1/2 skeins.
The pattern is written such that all of the individual animal pieces are knit flat, and then seamed up, so you can use plain straight needles or circulars, whatever you happen to have on hand. I actually have been using my double-pointed sock needles in order to obtain the correct gauge. If you're knitting with double-pointed needles, it's really easy to knit some of the pieces in the round for convenience.
I've bought other amigurumi and knitted toy books in the past, but this is by far my favorite. I'd recommend it to anybody interested in knitting toys!
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They are all so great I can't decide which one I like best. Guess I'll have to knit them all.Published 4 months ago by Jean Munro Brady
I love this book. I normally don't but knitting patterns since there are so many free patterns online. This book is the exception. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Sksk
The book arrived in fine condition. I have purchased it as a gift, but glancing through it, it looks very nice.Published 9 months ago by B. Climis
I got this for a Christmas give for an invalid daughter in law who likes to knit. She loves it and has made most of the animals shown. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Hasty Kate
Adorable animals, great pictures, can't wait to get started.Published 10 months ago by Joan E. Wilczewski