Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Nicky Epstein Books (September 6, 2016)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.8 x 9.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #23,456 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #3 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Toys & Models > Stuffed Animals #4 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Toys & Models > Toymaking #22 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Needlecrafts & Textile Crafts > Needlework
The big caveat is that I haven't actually knitting any of these projects, yet. But the majority of the animals look very cute and well put together, other than the strange looking teddy bear and zebra, that is, and I don't even know where to begin with the extremely clever but don't ever let a child within 10 feet of it unless you want to make a trip to hospital Drake the Dragon. There is a helpful photo at the beginning of the project with all of the knitted pieces and attachments, such as beads or eyes, laid out, and then another page with how-to-sew-it-together graphs. It would be wonderful if every knitting pattern of every kind did this! There are some issues:1. The index is by name of project, only, not the animal. So you will not find Grayson the Squirrel under S for Squirrel, but only under G for Grayson. However, there is a great index in the front of the book, done by photos, without names, a picture of the finished animal with the page number larger printed in the corner. So the index issue is quite forgivable.2. You do indeed begin each project by making a large square, but there are other small pieces to make to attach which are most definitely not squares. For a real square-only book, check out Knit a Square, Make a Toy book. There is nothing but squares knit in that one.3. This book is definitely not for beginners. There are much more advanced stitches such as honeycomb, butterfly and mitered, and hard to work with yarn, such as fake fur.After I've made some of them, I will adjust my review and stars accordingly.
What a fun book filled with charming projects! The core of each animal is a knitted square, plain or patterned or with colorwork, that is sewn and stuffed. Then all you have to do is whip up some other pieces and add them, making fins or arms or crowns or tails. I cannot wait to start putting these together! They are so easy and so much fun!
Title is misleading. Knit a square then all the fiddly bits.It should be called "Knit a square and bits"Patterns easy to follow, sewing up is more difficult.
This book is just full of cuteness. It arrived today so I have not been able to try any projects yet but will soon. Each of the animals is adorable and the patterns do not appear to be difficult. It is well photographed and directions seem to be explicit.
Such a cute book. I can't wait to make some of these.
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