Knitted Toy Tales: Irresistible Characters for All Ages

Knitted Toy Tales: Irresistible Characters for All Ages

By: Laura Long (author)Paperback

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Description

Craft your own knitted story with the help of London-based pattern designer Laura Long, who designs, makes and sells her knitted creations to boutiques and galleries all over the world. From bunnies and bears to Russian dolls and owls, discover a unique range of over 20 adorable little knitted characters, each packed with personality and individual charm. Each of the softly coloured characters is a joy to knit for all abilities, making them the perfect gift for a loved one or a quirky home accent. Projects combine simple knits with cute fabric applique accents to add that extra element to your usual knit 'n' purl. Clear making up instructions, fun narrative text and the sweetest photography make this book a delightful gift as well as an irresistible addition to your knitting collection. Knitted Toy Tales also explores the technical side of crafting your own story. From casting on and the basic stitch and purl, to applique, binding off, shaping your creations and knitting in the round, Laura's helpful guidance will have you knitting like a pro in no time!

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About Author

Laura Long graduated with a knitted textiles degree from Central St Martins in 2003 and has been working out of her central London studio ever since. She teaches knitting and designs, makes and sells her knitted creations to boutiques and galleries all over the world. Teaching and freelance work has played an important part in her business, and her previous clients include Rowan yarns, Simply Knitting and Knit Today magazines, and publications such as Collective Knitting and Holiday Knits.

Contents

Introduction, Projects: The Bunny Bunch, Bertie and Beatrice the Birds, Frederick the Frog Prince, Babushkas, Three Hungry Bears, Polly Dolly's Dress-up Day, Simon Snake, Piggies at Play, Mischievous Mice, Eddie the Friendly Elephant, Three Little Fish, Peter Penguin's Fishing Trip, The Owl and the Pussycat. Techniques: Abbreviations, Casting on, The Knit and Purl Stitches, Basic stitch patterns, Binding off, Shaping, Knitting in the round, Colourwork, Making up, Finishing touches. Templates, Yarns used, Suppliers, About the Author, Acknowledgements.

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/10/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780715331729
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 128
  • ID: 9780715331729
  • weight: 585
  • ISBN10: 0715331728

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