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Knit Me, Dress Me, Love Me : Cute Knitted Animals and Their Mini-Me Toys, with Keepsake Outfits to Knit & Sew

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This book is filled with cute, easy knits with a vintage feel. There are knitting patterns for seven different adorable animal toys - a rabbit, a kitten, a mouse, a puppy, a panda, a teddy and a monkey, each approx. 8 inches (20cm) high, and all easy and quick to knit. Each animal is accompanied by a mini knitted version of itself that can be stored in the little shoulder bag or backpack that each toy carries. There are patterns for over 50 garments and accessories in which to dress the toys - most of them knitted and some sewn garments. All the clothes are one size and designed to fit every animal, so the reader can mix and match items to create their chosen toy's own unique wardrobe. The outfits are split into themes such as Out to Play, Picnic Time and Time for School, and include pyjamas, outdoor clothes, summer dresses, school uniform and so on, with added accessories. Readers are encouraged to use up scraps of yarn and fabric they already have for the clothes, re-using materials from a favourite item that's long since outgrown to make a keepsake toy that has special significance.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 204 x 260 x 11mm | 556g
  • Search Press Ltd
  • Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 410 colour illustrations
  • 1782213791
  • 9781782213796
  • 17,611

About Sue Stratford

Sue Stratford is one of our most successful and popular authors, having already published six books with Search Press. Sue owns and runs The Knitting Hut, a yarn and needle supplier, and she finds the yarns she stocks there and her customers a constant source of inspiration. She teaches knitting and crochet workshops as well as offering advice to customers, and loves sharing her skills with others. She always has countless knitting projects on the go. Sue lives in Milton Keynes with her husband and five children.show more

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Knit five 8" cute animals and their "mini me" doll counterparts plus a whole wardrobe of mix and match outfits with this fun stash-busting book. Choose from bunny, mouse, kitten, monkey, puppy, teddy or panda and kit them out for school, bedtime, beach, snow or picnic. This is not a book for the total beginner as like most pattern books it does not teach knitting from scratch but improver level and upwards will enjoy these small projects. At the front several techniques featured are explained with the aid of some good-sized photographs and there are a few simple embroidery stitches to learn as well. Each toy has a life-size photograph of it front and back together with full instructions (written, no charts apart from the sweater) and there is the fun added touch of the miniature versions of the animals. Even toys need their own toys! The garments and accessories are divided into their respective themes and feature both knitting and sewing projects. These can be done by hand and are simple; the animals plus their toys can be made using a whole ball of yarn but the rest is ideal for using up odds and ends. Knitters will find this an excellent way of using up yarn and fabric and having some relaxing fun as well. myshelf.com May 2017 What every fashion-concious rabbit, kitten, mouse, puppy or panda needs is a fashion-forward wardrobe... and fashion forward friends. And Sue Stratford's new book has both in spades. Each of the knitted animals is the same size, and comes with its own mini version. And the clothes included fit each and every one of them, in any combination you want. There's daywear, nightwear, beachwear, footwear, wear for all seasons. The designs are made using scraps of yarn and fabrics. Perhaps when a little person has outgrown her summer dress it can be turned into a new summer dress for her hand knitted teddy or the jumper you knitted a year ago for a not-so-little-anymore little boy can be unravelled and knitted into a shirt and trousers for his toy monkey or panda. Sue Stratford knows how little hands like to dress and undress their toys. Her toys are easy to knit. They're easy to dress. And even easier to love. Knitting & Crochet - Woman's Weekly This title will have you squealing with delight as your flick through the pages of adorable knitted animals with interchangable outfits and accessories. Including patterns for over 50 different items you'll be able to create the perfect little animal family. Let's Get Crafting I just love this collection of cute animals and clothes. The assortment of clothes and accessories is very good and it includes templates for sewn items. Everything is very simple to make and I love the abbreviation chart on the back inner cover. The illustrations are delightful and the instructions are clear and concise. Great fun to make ...children will love them.! Elaine Clark My daughter can't wait to get knitting get with this book. It's a great book that teaches you first knit your animal then all the accessories they need to go with it! I love that the first few pages shows you in simple steps the different techniques needed to knit your animal and clothing. It's an excellent knitting book that can provide hours of enjoyment Chelsea Murray Love paper dressing dolls? Here's the equivalent in knit. Seven characters to knit, each with a mini version, clothes and accessories. They are all the same size so the outfits can be worn by any of the little creatures. Great for using scraps of yarn and lots of fun to knit and to play with. Bunny, mouse, kitten, puppy, monkey panda or teddy will give hours of joy. Create accessories for school, beach, picnic, snow and bedtime. Find sections on materials, step-by-step techniques with photos, instructions for knitting the cute animals in two sizes plus all their 'play' accessories, including a pink pussyhat (I kid you not, Sue must have great foresight). Simply charming for kids of all ages. Highly recommended. yarnsandfabrics.co.uk Brilliant book from beginning to end .. lovely teddies n mice n pandas n dogs n bunnies to knit easy instructions . Then all their clothes to knit and so sweet . Then their bags and blankets to knit and lovely dresses to sew ... everything and more that you could wish for to make your knitted animal be the envy of any little girl or boy . Fantastic book Pauline Forster I received this book to review. From the cover of this book, I knew I was going to love it. The first few pages have great description and pictures explaining how to do some important stitches which were simple and easy to follow. I really loved that you can make several creatures, but also their miniatures and then every possible piece of clothing and accessory thinkable. Everything seems to be covered despite it not being too big of a book. The pictures throughout were fantastic. The patterns are simple to follow even for a beginner. A no fuss book, to make beautiful toys, perfect! Vicky Hart Wow, wow, wow!! I absolutely love this book! The instructions are so clear and easy to follow. The introduction of the book is great and you really feel as though the author, Sue Stratford is talking to you as a friend. The next few pages show you everything you will need in order to make these cute little animals and their "wardrobe" of clothes. Each animal is 20.5cm and they each have a "minnie me" at 8.5cm, therefore all the clothes fit each animal perfectly. There are also accessories that can be made like a moses basket, sling, etc. Sue clearly explains the techniques and stitches you will be using throughout the book and all of these are photographed step by step. The animals are adorable and I'm sure children young or old, will love them. It honestly is a truly amazing book and I can't wait to get started. Buy the book, you won't regret it! Maxine Davies I really loved this book, I am not a great knitter but I found the instructions clear and concise and easy to follow and as all the animals are small, each was quite quick to make which is good as I often get bored with things that take too long. I found the how to pages very useful as well and I enjoyed the combination of knitting and sewing Elaine Brown Another awesome book from one of my favourite knitters, Sue Stratford! I received my copy of the book yesterday & I was as excited as on Christmas morning, it's such a fabulous book! A picture & clear instructions for every single item. The book is full of wonderful illustrations with extensive pattern instructions. Knitters everywhere will love this, we all have a stash of yarn just waiting for the perfect little project & this book ticks all the boxes. And we all like something that's quick & easy to make. This is the perfect project book too, for those wanting to use their children's clothing as a keepsake. This can be incorporated in the clothing for the knitted animals. So many options. Knit Me, Dress Me, Love Me is also the perfect group project book for those wishing to embark on a big group project, such as yarnbombing or a fundraiser. Personally, I can't wait to get started with the knitting, but which of these cute animals to choose first! I took a knitted teddy to Russia with me last year, I'm going to have to choose an animal to take on my next trip...so I better get knitting! Ellie Poore I have collected a lot of cute knitting books and patterns over the years, but I don't think I have anything as adorable as this treasure! What I love about it apart from the utterly gorgeous animals, their outfits, and little 'mini-me' versions of the animals themselves, are the easy and clear instructions. There are so many helpful pictures and tips, that they give me confidence even before I begin! The little clothes have full sized templates and are easy to knit. The added bonus are the templates and instructions for little fabric clothes too. I think that anyone who buys this book will never want to part with it. Lesley Bambridgeshow more

Table of contents

Tools and Materials Knitting Techniques Knitting the Animals: Bunny and Bunny Mini-me Mouse and Mouse Mini-me Monkey and Monkey Mini-me Kitten and Kitten Mini-me Puppy and Puppy Mini-me Panda and Panda Mini-me Teddy Bear and Teddy Bear Mini-me Making the Clothes Time for School On the Beach Picnic Time In the Snow And so to Bed Accessories Templatesshow more

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