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Introduction 8 Materials and tools 10 Basic knitting 14 Abbreviations 15 Sewing up and stuffing 16 Key techniques 20 Basic embroidery 22 The Toys Teddy buddies 26 Cosy snowmen 28 Awesome aeroplane 30 Colourful chameleon 32 Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf 34 Three little pigs 36 Snuggly panda 38 Bouncing balls 40 Scrumptious cupcakes 42 Choo-choo train 44 Cute cats and marvellous mice 46 Balancing baby clown 48 Doggy buddies 50 Cheeky monkey 52 Yellow submarine 54 Nuts about squirrels 56 Beach bunnies 58 Fun finger puppets 60 Deadly dinosaurs 64 Perfect penguins 70 Alien invasion! 72 Mousey mates 78 Pretty parrot 80 Dressing-up time! 82 Cuddly kangaroos 84 Playful puppies 86 Curious cats 88 Fabulous fairies 90 Up-and-away! 92 Prehistoric playtime 96 Castle under siege! 100 Snow White and the seven dwarves 108
Sachiyo Ishii was a money broker in Wall Street and London, but discovered the joy of handcraft after her second son was born, and was very much influenced by the Steiner education system. She has been involved in many different creative activities, and her Waldorf-inspired dolls and knitted toys are well known and loved by many. Her work has appeared in knitting and parenting magazines. She lives and works freelance in West Sussex, England.
January 2016 This charming book contains clear, simple patterns that are easy and fun to knit, sew up and embroider using readily available tools and materials plus oddments of yarn. There are basic playthings such as animals, cars, trains and cupcakes as well as a prehistoric playscene, a castle under siege and a fairytale cottage with characters. * Machine Knitting Monthly * This delightful book creates a fun and charming range of toys, from simple bears, figures and playthings to larger castle scenes, prehistoric characters and fairytale settings. The book also contains a useful techniques section containing step by step instructions for the necessary techniques inlcuding stuffing and sewing up figures, creating knittied eyes and all the embroidery stitches needed to create facial features and details -- Hot Brands Cool Places Childhood is a time for letting your imagination run wild. But just because you're an adult, you should never stop your imagination running exactly where it wants to. These knitted toys come from the farthest and most fun readchers of designer Sachiyo Ishii's mind. To make each toy, you just have to follow the pattern step-by-step like a yarn yellow brick road. All the info you need is here from sewing up your toy, to stuffing it, to creating eyes and faces and details. For Sachiyo creating a toy should be as much fun as playing with it once it's finished. * Knitting & Crochet * With its wide variety of projects, this book is sure to please any knitter or toy enthusiast. Make everything from tiny teddy bears to fairy-tale creatures, finger puppets, and dinosaurs. The book begins with simple and easy projects and slowly progresses to the more complicated; the final project is a home for Snow White and the seven dwarfs. With full photo tutorials and instructions on everything from seaming to embroidery, this book is perfect for using up leftover yarn and having fun at the same time. * Knit & Crochet Toys *