The Knitted Odd-bod Bunch: 35 Unique and Quirky Knitted Creatures (英語) ペーパーバック – 2009/3
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There's Rill, who's fond of caterpillars and worms and running around and is son of Ciryl the Squirrel, who likes marmalade but dislikes cottage cheese. Beryl the Dog loves sausage, egg and chips, but has a fear of fluffy slippers, while Bunny Blue is friendly but forgetful and has a passion for candyfloss. Olive Owl is small with a loud voice; she likes keeping an eye on things but dislikes flashing lights. Charlie Monkey, who lives on cheese and biscuits, likes to stand out in a crowd, while Ginge the Cat and Mitten Kitten form a formidable feline duo. These unique toys are so much fun and easy to knit using the clear instructions and simple patterns. With so many new friends to make, you'll have your own kooky collection in no time. --このテキストは、絶版本またはこのタイトルには設定されていない版型に関連付けられています。
Donna Wilson graduated from the Royal College of Art in London in 2003 and set up her own business, specialising in hand-crafted creatures. Since then, her family of strange buy lovable odd-bods has grown, with new creatures being added all the time, and they have built up a firm following of devoted fans. Donna has exhibited across Europe and has developed her own range of furnishings, which can be found in designer interiors stores from Bangkok to Brisbane. --このテキストは、絶版本またはこのタイトルには設定されていない版型に関連付けられています。
I did find a couple typos that you should be aware of, but are no big deal.
*For Olive Owl, Wing Piece One is supposed to read: Row 3: K1, M1R, K5, M1L, K1 (9 sts)
*For Ginge Marmalade: the Rows are misnumbered starting after Row 31
I can spend hours paging through these unique characters. Bright, deformed, easily created, a great find for my novice abilities. Many basic techniques are touched on in this book. I don't like having to sew together two pieces to make a toy, but that's just me. After making just one project, I have enough confidence in my ability to create my own characters to add to the citizens of the cardboard forest. I look forward to the yarn splurge that will enable me to make more projects from this book (typos aside.)
The instructions are easy to read. The basic techniques are in the back, so you can get to the projects right away, which I love. The projects are for the most part small. One is outrageously long, for those compulsive scarf knitters, I suppose. There's a beaded project to get your feet wet in that. At least one is knit in the round with a cable pattern and I think seed stitch. There's some colorwork in a couple projects, like the owl.
I liked the book, just watch for typos, I guess. Hopefully there's none in the patterns themselves. I haven't looked too thoroughly in the other patterns to notice yet.