Knitting toys is an addictive hobby and you are sure to be charmed by the gorgeous collection of handmade bears in Easy Teddies to Knit. Only basic knitting skills and materials are needed to create patterns for the gorgeous knitted teddy bears, ranging in height from 8-16 inches, and a full range of costumes and outfits. Which one will you choose to make first? Princess bear, pirate bear, ballerina bear, fisherman bear, cowboy bear or golfer bear? And for special occasions, graduation bear, newborn baby bear and first birthday bear make perfect gifts. The instructions are easy to follow and there are clear diagrams showing how to sew up, thread joints, and create the perfect ted. They are quick to make and many of the projects can be knitted up from oddments of yarn that you have in your stash. Easy Teddies to Knit is part of the brand new Make Me! series - a collection of books packed with easy and beautiful craft projects.
This book is for teddy bear lovers and keen knitters alike of all ages. Knitting small toys is an absorbing and addictive hobby and homemade teddies have a special charm all of their own. The Knitted Teddy Bear has patterns to knit 12 gorgeous, fully jointed teddy bears, ranging in height from 16 to just 4 inches. There are traditional style heirloom bears; for children there are bears with their own wardrobe of clothes; and tiny teds for the miniature bear enthusiast. Only basic knitting skills and materials are needed and many of the projects can be quickly knitted up from oddments of double knitting and 4-ply yarn. The instructions are easy to follow and there are clear diagrams showing how to sew up, thread joint, and create the perfect Bruin. A workshop and ideas section shows you how to use the basic patterns to create many other variations, including"old"attic bears, character teddies and mascots.
Join Sandra Polley and learn to knit your own classic bear! From miniature teddies to teddies reminiscent of collector's items of the 1940s and 50s, Knitted Teddies has patterns to knit more than fifteen gorgeous bears, ranging in style and size. With options for serious teddy afficionados; for bears with their own wardrobe of clothes; and even fully jointed bears. With easy-to-follow instructions and clear diagrams showing how to sew up, thread-joint, and create the perfect gift or heirloom, this is the perfect book for the experienced knitter or a keen beginner. Dress your bear in style with wardrobes including jackets, vests, cardigans, dresses, dungarees, scarves and hats. Learn how to build on the patterns given to create many other variations, including 'old' bears that have been loved and left in the attic, character teddies and mascots. Making an heirloom for your loved ones to cherish for years to come has never been so easy!
The Best-Dressed Knitted Bears is for teddy bear lovers and keen knitters alike, of all ages. Knitting small toys is an absorbing and addictive hobby and homemade teddies have a special charm all of their own. The Best-Dressed Knitted Bears boasts 6 gorgeous knitted teddy bears, ranging in height from 8;16 inches.
This new title from knit designer Sandra Polley is filled with wonderful toy patterns suitable for all knitting levels. Knitting small toys can be an addictive and highly satisfying hobby and the homemade teddies, animals and dolls featured in this book have a special charm all of their own. There are 20 patterns for toys of all shapes and sizes, from miniature dolls and cute puppies, to a sweet mouse and a curious meerkat family. Only basic knitting skills and materials are needed and many of the projects can be quickly knitted up from oddments of double knitting and 4-ply yarn. The instructions are easy to follow and there are clear diagrams showing how to create the perfect toy. Word count: 20,000
The warm and witty sequel to The Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club Slip one . . . Two weddings and a year after her husband's funeral, Jo Mackenzie is finally starting to get the hang of being a single parent. The boys are thriving, the yarn shop is doing well--thanks to Jo's improvements--and she's just about keeping her head above water. Knit two together . . . But a man from Jo's past and a new romance with the hunky local carpenter come along and make life a whole lot more interesting. Cast off . . . Can Jo cope when things get really complicated? Because if knitting really does keep you sane when life starts to unravel, Jo's going to need much bigger needles.
Traditional Nordic patterns can be seen everywhere, from the catwalk to the high street. In this book from new knit designer Eline Oftedal, four iconic Norwegian knitting patterns - Marius, Voss, Setesdal and Fana - are given new shapes and forms. Includes stories about the inspiration and traditions behind each of the patterns, charting their origins and exploring what it is about these patterns that so appeals to knitters all over the world. We are used to seeing these patterns on sweaters, but here is a collection of twenty contemporary projects to bring these iconic designs up to date. Projects include iPad and phone cover, a teddy bear, a toilet roll holder and even a pair of hotpants.
1942. Sixteen-year-old Poppy Percival turns up at the gates of Trout's clothing factory in Bethnal Green with no idea what her new life might have in store. There to start work as a seamstress and struggling to get to grips with the noise, dirt and devastation of East London, Poppy can't help but miss the quiet countryside of home. But Poppy harbours a dark secret - one that wrenched her away from all she knew and from which she is still suffering . . . And Poppy's not the only one with a secret. Each of her new friends at the factory is hiding something painful. Vera Shadwell, the forelady, has had a hard life with scars both visible and concealed; her sister Daisy has romantic notions that could get her in trouble; and Sal Fowler, a hardworking mother who worries about her two evacuated boys for good reason. Bound by ties of friendship, loyalty and family, the devastating events of the war will throw each of their lives into turmoil but also bring these women closer to each other than they could ever have imagined.
A sweater showcase presents a variety of stitch patterns, with projects for each technique, and highlights more than thirty different yarns, along with tips on substituting and combining yarns to make unique and beautiful sweaters. Original.
Compiling the very best from emerging and established writers, this new volume of an annual literary showcase features the brightest talents in poetry and short fiction in Scotland today. Previous volumes contained early material from Irvine Welsh and other major contemporary Scottish writers, and this edition shows off more promising wordsmiths. The collection includes material written in English, Gaelic, and Scots, revealing the many voices of this small nation with a strong literary tradition and providing a unique insight into the current state of Scottish literature.
Featuring more than 3,000 shops and services from fashion to home furnishings, this guide is both a practical resource and a fun read. Comprehensive listings include hours of operation, prices, and which credit cards are accepted.