A fun selection of 22 popular animals, all based on one simple body shape, all brought together in this appealing pattern book. A cute little pig, a cuddly lion, a big-eared elephant, an irresistible cat, an adorable sheep and a whimsical unicorn are just a few of the characters in the enchanting woolly menagerie. Children and grown ups will love the different characters, and knitters will be delighted with the easy methods of making one. Warm and full of personality, the animals are developed from the basic shape with ease, with knitters having the choice of different ears, arms, legs and tails to accentuate individual features. A start up section shows them how, close up photographs are accompanied by instructions and charts and the way the author designer has paired the animals up for ease of reference is charming. Knitters of all skill levels will find much to enjoy in this book if they are seeking the perfect way to create a special gift for a child, or if they are looking for new ideas.
Caprice Birker received her Diploma in Design from Berlin University. She has always had a passion for developing her own designs and eventually, in 2009, she decided to launch her own label and workshop, "Capstatt - The Workshop for Handmade Design". Since then her desire has been to offer truly original and unique designs and to reinvigorate the German culture of crafted homemade items. Caprice lives and works in Glucksburg, in northern Germany.
Before you begin 6 Symbols and abbreviations 8 The basic design 9 Knitting the torso 10 Knitting the back of the head 13 Knitting the legs 14 Knitting the feet 15 Knitting the arms 17 Knitting the hands 18 Knitting the tail 22 Knitting the forehead 23 Knitting a big nose 24 Knitting a mouse face 25 Knitting the ears 27 Embroidering facial details 29 Paulie Puppy & Maxine Mouse 30 Rosie Pig & Mickey Monkey 32 Mel Mouse & Edward Elephant 40 Freddie Frog & Matty Mole 48 Zoe Zebra & Larry Lion 54 Shelly Sheep & Peter Wolf 60 Henry Horse & Daisy Donkey 68 Felix Fox & Harry Hare 76 Tommy Tomcat & Dannie Dog 84 Benjamin Bear & Patricia Panda 92 Uni the Unicorn & Donald the Dragon 98