All children love a farmyard so, they're bound to enjoy these lovely little knitted farmyard characters! You'll find all their favourite animals, from cows to hens to ponies, lambs and ducks. There are also the farmers and farm workers to knit, plus a tractor, farmhouse and accessories. All the characters can be played with on the large playmat, which is also included as a pattern.
The 25 projects feature Sarah Keen's popular and charming style. They're durable and washable, using readily available DK yarn. There's a comprehensive techniques section too, so beginners will be able to tackle the projects.$34.99
Learn to make an adorable collection of knitted animal toys with these patterns by the author of My Knitted Doll, Louise Crowther. Louise brings her unique style of coordinated knitwear with cute colourwork details to this collection of toy animal knitting patterns.
There are a total of 12 knitted animals – each with their own unique personality and style. The animals all have the same basic body, with a few colour variations and tail additions, so the clothes can be mixed and matched between them to create endless outfit possibilities. Choose your favourite animals and outfits and have fun making the perfect gift for friends and family.$36.99
There's simply nothing more versatile than knitted shawls. They can be lacy or chunky, bright or neutral, cabled or just plain garter stitch, but they are always stylish and useful. Laura Strutt has designed 35 beautiful shawls and wraps, with something for everyone.
Divided into Bright and Beautiful, Warm and Rich, and Neutral and Natural shades, the patterns use a complete rainbow of colours, including variegated yarns. The stitch patterns are just as diverse, with textured triangles, beaded lace stitches and overlapping "waves". The warm garter stitch wrap in cool glacier blue is quick to knit even for a beginner. For more experienced knitters, there are larger projects such as the brioche-style shawl.$29.99
Unless you have a friend or relative to teach you how to start, often would-be knitters turn to the so-called 'beginners patterns' but these can be confusing, difficult to follow, and more often than not written in 'knit' rather than English.
This book is a tried-and-tested guide for people at the very beginning of their knitting lives, looking for guidance and patterns for projects that they can use to make that first all-important step 'Beyond the Scarf'.$36.99
Originally knit as underwear, the sweater is a practical garment with homely beginnings and has evolved as a fashion statement. This book traces the sweater's 300-year history as an aesthetic and craft object, telling the story of its materials and construction, national traditions, fads and fashion, and accessories.
Learn about the panoply of yarns, Nordic patterns, buttons, vintage collars, runway designs, manufacturing and today's explorations of form, structure and material. No matter how far we have come technologically, there is something fundamental in the art of hand craft. This book expertly guides readers full circle through the inception of the hand knit to the advancement of technology and back to knitting with natural fibres.$69.99
Japanese Knitting Stitches presents 150 exquisite knitting and crochet stitches from one of Japan's most prolific and innovative designers. Keiko Okamoto's designs range from classic to ethnic to quirky in colours ranging from earthy to vivid and she is recognized around the world for her colourful and textural stitches
An introduction by veteran Japanese knitting expert Gayle Roehm explains the ins and outs of using the Japanese-style knitting charts and executing the stitches in a way that is simple and easy for all knitters to understand. Full instructions and diagrams for crochet and knitting projects offer a chance to put these stitches to use. These projects include:
- A cardigan with charming crocheted strawberry garland
- A multi-coloured, fringed neck wrap
- A pair of funky, sculptural arm-warmers toasty and multi-textured
- A charming Fair Isle knitted basket bag
- A pair of fluffy, cuffed mittens
- An elegant A-line textured wool sweater suitable for any body type
- A chic Nordic-patterned short coat
This book will be a prized addition to every knitter's library, and a favourite reference for years to come!$29.99
This is Interweave's biggest pattern collection ever!
Page after page of knitting patterns are at your fingertips with 100 Knits, giving you a nearly endless supply of projects. In this ultimate knitting pattern collection you'll discover an expansive collection of Interweave's most coveted knitted sweater patterns together for the first time. From shawls, scarves and cowls, to socks and hats, you'll be covered head to toe in our trendiest accessory patterns.$76.99
The book is excellent value, containing 100 projects covering a wide variety of crafts from papercraft, sewing, knitting, crochet, sugarcraft, felt decorations, jewellery making, cross stitch, mosaic making, decoupage, polymer clay decorations and needlepoint.
All projects (such as a knitted star, a pompom Santa Claus, a polymer clay bear, a felt winter owl, a crocheted Christmas tree heart and a Christmas Tree papercut) are simple enough for experienced beginners (and will also appeal to seasoned crafters. The tools and materials are inexpensive and widely available and these charming Christmas items make fabulous gifts for family and friends.
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The days of having leftover yarn left languishing in a cupboard are over. This book is the perfect partner to your remnants. With 100 fun, fabulous and frivolous projects to choose from, these little masterpieces make the perfect gift.
Quick and fun to make, they'll appeal to all ages and abilities. Why not make them as party favours or use them to decorate a Christmas tree? You could sew brooch backs or keychains to them, or string several together to make fun bunting. There are lots of possibilities to explore, so dig out all those little bits of yarn and start knitting these super cute knick-knacks.
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With seven techniques and 101 patterns, this how-to book provides detailed, clear instructions for knitting and crocheting colourful and artful socks.
These projects cover a wide range of skill sets, from the beginner to the advanced knitter. You’ll learn, among other things, how to create sock heels in three different styles, knit with circular needles, knit from the toe up and create felted textiles using your washing machine. A how-to primer on sock making is included for beginners, and size tables help you create socks that fit perfectly for all ages.
Various sock styles include cable, stripe and rainbow patterns, socks with fringe, pompons and other embellishments, sport socks, slippers, socks with a “lodge” look and even a dolphin motif.$42.99
This book gives stitchers a world of new shapes and new possibilities from simple hearts and flowers to swirls, shells and snowflakes. Over 150 unique block shapes are beautifully presented in a tempting directory of different shapes, motifs and textures.
You will even find pretty little joining blocks and edging ideas. At the back of the book are the patterns and charts for motifs. Plus, each motif comes with a mix and match suggestion for how the new block shapes might be combined.
Includes step-by-step instructions, patterns and charts.$39.99
For both experienced and beginner knitters, this is an inspirational collection of favourite motifs found in the traditional knitting of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and the Faroe Islands.
Each motif, including stars, hearts, flowers, leaping reindeer and dancers, as well as delightful geometric patterns and more, is shown as a hand-knitted swatch, illustrated with clear, life-sized photographs and accompanied by easy-to-read colour charts, and a reverse colourway suggestion.
With clear details on reading colour charts, and a full review of techniques for two-colour knitting, this book also gives advice on incorporating the Scandinavian motifs into a variety of different projects, allowing you to create unique designs. Also includes guidance on choosing yarns, use of colour and finishing techniques to help you hone your knitting skills and create stylish projects.$39.99
Knitting one sock is fun and rewarding, but finishing its partner can become a chore that leaves well-intentioned knitters suffering from "second sock syndrome."
With this two-at-a-time technique you can easily finish a full pair of socks on the same day. Step-by-step photographs illustrate how to cast on and knit two socks together on one long circular needle, whatever the pattern or shape. Lonely, abandoned single socks are now a thing of the past!$22.99
Easy Knitted Tea Cosies contains 20 desirable, colourful and easy-to-knit tea cosies. There is a wide range of designs, from funky fruit and friendly owls to contemporary stripes, along with Autumn, Christmas and Valentine's Day designs.
These cute and quirky tea cosies are quick to make and great for brightening up your home or giving as gifts.
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No-one can resist knitting a pretty pair of baby bootees for a new baby – so here are 20 of them, all unique but all equally irresistible, in a range of colours and styles.
Each pair of bootees requires relatively small quantities of yarn and can be knitted quickly and easily using the clear, step-by-step instructions provided. Each project is accompanied by lists of the materials and equipment required and a stunning full-colour photograph.
Suitable for babies from newborn to 6 months.$13.99
Nothing is more adorable than a tiny pair of mittens for a new baby and now you can knit your own for family and friends with these irresistible designs. Inside are 20 patterns in a range of colours and styles for boys and girls, from traditional stripes and cables to whimsical rabbits, frogs and ladybirds.
Each design can be knitted in three different sizes suitable for 0–3, 3–6 and 6–12 month-old babies, with the option of including thumbs in the largest size. The patterns use small amounts of either baby- or fingering-weight yarn, and knit up quickly and easily using the clear, step-by-step instructions and full-colour charts provided. Each project comes with a list of the yarns and needles required and a stunning, full-colour photograph of the finished mittens, providing everything you need to create these gorgeous handmade gifts for babies.
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Susie Johns shows you how to knit beanies using simple patterns that are also fun, fresh and inspiring to appeal to a wide range of knitters. From traditional to contemporary, fun and funky and knitted in bright, vibrant yarns to muted pastels, there is something for everyone.
Susie has designed patterns suitable for men, women, children and babies; for a relaxed look, go for the oversized Slouch Beanie, a little girl would love the cute Charm Beanie, choose the soft, cream Baby Beanie for a new arrival and the Beastie Beanie for a fun-loving lad! Knitted beanies also make fantastic gifts for special friends and relatives.
- 20 fantastic designs and 20 colourful alternatives
- Easy-to-follow knitting patterns
Knit 20 little bears, each 20cm (8") high, and all dressed in a wonderful range of knitted outfits that will delight adults and children alike.
Easy-to-follow directions, colour photos ad close-ups for the basic bear and clothes patterns, then meet the bears: Baby, Peter Pumpkin, Fred Football, Toby Toddler, Billy Bridegroom, Grace Bride, Pippy Dolly, Holly Christmas, Abi Ballet, Barney College, Sweet Bumble Bee...
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Knitted hats are never out of fashion, and in this collection of 20 hats to knit, Monica Russel brings you traditional, and modern, designs that you will want to wear all year round!
From the beanie to the beret, each design can be knitted as shown in the book, using the easy-to-follow instructions, or adapted in a colour scheme that best suits the wearer. Choose from bobble hats or Nordic ski hats complete with ear-flaps and tassels, plain weaves or Fair Isle knits: the 20 designs can be adapted into a multitude of colour and pattern combinations – there's a knitted hat to be made for every discerning head!
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For knitters of all abilities, Sachiyo Ishii offers 20 lovely projects including a baby penguin, a koala bear, a guinea pig and a squirrel. All the projects are accompanied by clear, easy-to-follow patterns and photography. There is a useful page of basic techniques at the start of the book, including making up, stuffing and simple, decorative surface stitching.
These lovely mini knits are all bursting with character and feel extra soft and snuggly. All the projects are exquisitely designed and very easy to make. They make perfect gifts and will delight young and old alike.
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This gorgeous little book by the ever-popular Sachiyo Ishii contains irresistibly cute knitted Christmas toys for knitters of all abilities. All the projects are accompanied by a clear, easy-to-follow pattern and fun photography. There is a useful page of basic techniques at the start of the book, including making up, stuffing and simple, decorative surface stitching.
These lovely mini knits range from a polar bear, angel, penguin and robin to a Christmas pudding, bauble, snowman and Santa with his sack and many more cute and quirky Christmas ideas, all bursting with character. All the projects are beautifully made and exquisitely designed, and very easy to make. They make perfect gifts and will delight young and old alike.
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Stylish and practical scarves are at your fingertips with this book, which contains knitting patterns for 20 beautiful scarves in a variety of styles.
There is a scarf for every season, as this book includes patterns for delicate simple lace drapes, comforting cable-knitted scarves and rugged, chunky wraps for serious warmth.
Ribbons, bobbles and tassels decorate the scarves, and they range from practical classics to those with exciting modern twists.$13.99
Monica Russel uses her fantastic design skills to create a wide range of gorgeous headbands.
The huge variety in this book means that there is something that will appeal to everyone: some headbands are in a single colour, others in a multitude of colours, some are narrow while others are wide; some have bow embellishments, while other have buttons or flowers – and some use just one stitch, while others use a range of stitches to create beautiful designs. There are chunky designs to keep you warm in winter, and lighter headbands ideal for wearing in spring.
These are quick and easy projects for all knitting abilities, which do not use huge amounts of yarn, and will make gifts for family and friends that are both practical and attractive.
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A stunning range of knitted snoods for all seasons for in beautiful, contemporary designs
Also known as an infinity scarf, neck warmer, cowl and tube scarf, a snood is a knitted loop that you wrap around your neck like a scarf, or wear over your head to keep warm. They are easy to knit, and totally on trend.
This book includes 20 unique designs in a range of colours and styles and using a variety of knitting stitches and yarns. Some of the snoods are knitted in lighter, lacy yarns for spring and summer, while others are made in medium and heavier yarns for autumn and winter.$13.99
Wrist warmers are an easy and fashionable project for knitters of all abilities, and in this book Monica Russel presents a wide range from which to choose, as well as all the information on materials and terminology you need.
- A diverse and colourful range of 20 easy-to-knit pairs of fashionable wrist warmers
- Suitable for knitters of all abilities
- Ideal as a gift, or treat yourself!
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Highlighting the small charms of the holidays, the 20 step-by-step Christmas projects collected here will add to the warmth of the season.
With each project requiring just small scraps of yarn, knitters will enjoy applying their skills to such novelty projects as miniature Christmas stockings, holly leaves, small reindeer, a snowman, an egg cosy, knitted gingerbread cookies, an angel and more.
Each finished project is accompanied by a single detailed photograph, allowing for an easy visual reference.$13.99