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200 Fun Things to Knit
Decorative Flowers, Leaves, Bugs, Butterflies and More!
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All the patterns are clearly written and easy to follow, and they're great for using up all the odds and ends that I can't bear to throw away. -- Rebecca Milton * Customer Review * 200 small projects to knit no matter what your skill level. Levels are indicated from beginner to advanced. 3D projects are inspired by nature and include knitted flowers, birds, bugs, leaves and sea creatures. You'll also find floral block designs. Projects are a great way to use up odd leftover yarn. Equipment, yarn, knitting and crochet as well as finishing techniques are given at the back of the book, with useful images. Photos of all the projects appear at the front of the book, then again with the instructions. Some of the floral blocks have chart designs, I like the flower beds and these blocks could be stitched together to make a blanket. I can see the crab and bird's nests being very popular. The blue-tit is a must-knit. * yarnsandfabrics.co.uk * This is a lovely book. Techniques are explained at the back of the book. I particularly like the sea animals and birds and insects you can knit. I think they would look lovely on a mobile for a baby's nursery. I would have preferred more animal themed knits but there are around 50 designs which are patterns to knit onto blocks, I probably wouldn't use these. Overall a lovely book for making quick cute little knits :) -- Keshia Esgate * Customer Review * This is a great book with easy to understand instructions. So many interesting projects. I particularly love the flowers section. Lovely lovely book and I can't wait to get started on these projects -- Jenifer Susan Garner * Customer Review * A lovely book full of wonderful little makes. No matter your skill level, there is something for everyone. I will be making many of the creatures; and I will be turning some of the flower blocks into blankets and other items. All in all, a lovely book that covers a wide variety. -- Em Day * Customer Review * I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review - how lucky! Love the 'expanded contents' pages with photos of all the projects, their difficulty rating and by group e.g. under the sea - these make project planning and selection easy. There's a wide selection of both 2D (flat) and 3D projects all of which could easily be combined to create woolly wall murals, mobile hangings, keyrings, detail on clothing etc. Great way to use up any scraps of yarn, and possibly get your children knitting with you at the same time. Would I buy this book if I'd seen it in a shop? Yes, and would recommend to crafting friends too as well as knitters. * Customer Review * Great selection of patterns with a variety of difficulty. This book clearly shows how difficult or easy a pattern is with a simple rating. As a fairly new knitter i found the ratings very helpful. There a beautiful photographs through out and clear instructions. This is a great book to dip into on a rainy day. -- Heather Graham * Customer Review * Fun isn't something you can only have when you crochet. You can have fun when you knit, too. Lesley, Betty, Jessica and Kristin have just as much knowledge and experience of knitting as they do of crochet. And just as much love. In this book, there are floral block and chart designs to be stitched together into a blanketm cushion cover or shawl. But it's the 3d projects inspired by fish, birds, flora and fauna that are perhaps the most fun of all. You could knit yourself a whole aquarium of tropical fish. Or how about a family of blue tits? You might also want to knit a maple leaf, an acorn... or if it's Christmas, a sprig of mistletoe. The patterns are accessible for beginners and experienced knitters alike, and can be made up using odds and ends of yarn. The more you knit, the better you get. But what's the point in knitting and crochet, if it's not fun? * Knitting & Crochet - Woman's Weekly * A good collection of patterns amalgamated from other books. Great for little add on handmade gifts -
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Lesley Stanfield is a long-time hand-knitting designer and has been the knitting editor of several women's magazines. She has produced a number of books on knitting and crochet. She lives and works in Whitstable, Kent. Kristin Nicholas is a knitwear designer and decorative artist. She was named one of Vogue Knitting's Master Knitters of the '90s and has designed knitwear for Vogue Knitting, Family Circle Knitting, and other other major magazines. Kristin lives in western Massachusetts. Jessica Polka is a designer of soft sculpture and embroidery based in San Francisco. Her online shop, Wunderkammer, opened in 2007, and her designs have been featured in galleries and shops throughout the world.
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