Knitting patterns for 35 animal-themed cozies of all kinds Whatever kind of animal you like best, you’ll find something appealing to knit in this collection of cozies. In the first chapter, In the Kitchen, there are moose and puffin egg cozies, a charming baby owl tea cozy, and a woolly sheep wrapping herself around a cafetière to keep your coffee hot. Then, At Home, a sleepy fox surrounds a hot water bottle, while a butterfly alights on a vase cover, and there’s even a baby papoose with a bear-style hat. To keep things safe In Your Bag, there are small teddy-bear bottle cozies, big-cat phone cozies, and even an octopus apple cozy to prevent your snack getting bruised. Finally, On your Desk use the panda mug cozy to keep drinks warm while you work, and a cheeky raccoon cover to protect your tablet. There are plenty more charming and original cozies to knit – in fact, there’s a whole zoo of them.
Cover your head and feet in animal fun with these 35 knitting patterns, including hats for all ages, and simple stretchy socks for everyone from babies to adults. “Well known for her adorably cute knits.” loveknitting Cover your head and feet in animal fun with these 35 knitting patterns, including hats for all ages, and simple stretchy socks for everyone from babies to adults. Combine your love of knitting with your love of animals and make these stylish accessories featuring your favorite creatures. This new collection of knitting patterns for socks and hats covers you top to toe in amazing designs by Fiona Goble. There are patterns for babies, toddlers, and children, including teddy bear booties, unicorn socks, and even a pug dog hat, but there are also plenty of makes for teens and adults too, including reindeer socks, and a llama hat. The sock patterns are designed to be simple and straightforward, while the hats will fit many sizes. Whether you prefer cuddly cats or colorful cockatiels, fluffy foxes or perky piglets, you will find something here to suit you.
Children will discover the fun of animal knitting with these 30 adorable step-by-step projects. Young budding knitters will love the wide range of animal projects in this fabulous My First book, and it will help them improve their basic knitting skills as well as learn some new techniques. Items such as scarves, hats, and egg cosies are made all the more appealing by the animal theme and are makes that children can use themselves or give as gifts. The comprehensive skills section teaches the children about yarns, needles, stitches and a wide range of knitting techniques. All the projects are clearly broken down into illustrated steps that are easy to follow, with differing skill levels so that children can start with the easier projects and progress. The 30 creative projects include a Marmalade Kitten Scarf, Koala Scarf, Zebra Cowl, Panda Mug Hug, Rabbit Egg Cosy and Fluffy Bunny Pillow.
Animal knits for babies and toddlers Everyone loves babies, and everyone loves Fiona Goble’s wonderful knitted animal designs, so what could be more loveable than this collection of animal knits for babies up to three years old? For new babies, knit a puppy swaddling blanket, a bluebird bib, or “sleeping sheep” mitts. As your baby grows, they’ll look adorable in the tiger trousers and hat, the koala booties, or a bright-green frog hat and matching onesie. And as they start to crawl and explore the world, the bumblebee hat and shorts or the rabbit booties will add to their fun. For those just finding their feet, make a rabbit sweater, or a zebra cardigan, while older toddlers will love the chick socks and the chunky bear snood. For the nursery itself, the birds mobile, whale cushion, and polar bear rug will add character and warmth to your baby’s room, while the monkey rattle, and penguin and anteater toys will become treasured playthings. All the animals have terrific personality and charm, and will be loved by children and their parents alike. With simple stitches, full instructions for making up, and clear photographs to illustrate the details that give each animal its character, you will be able to knit something wonderful for the nursery in no time.
For knitters who want to know how to make use of their stash and avoid waste, this collection of 25 patterns has the answer. Every knitter knows that sometimes you have yarn left over after finishing a make—maybe a whole ball, often slightly less than a ball, but either way too much to just throw it away and not enough to return it to the seller. Then there's the yarn you buy without a particular make in mind, just because it's a beautiful color, or you love the feel of it, or it was in a flash sale. But what can you do with all these lovely bits and pieces? Knitting Stashbusters has the answer: 25 lovely projects specially chosen to use up your yarn. Some can be made with one ball, others use up smaller amounts of several different shades, but all of them are chosen to save you from wasting what you already have in store. You can make a cute garland of hearts to brighten up a room, or knit a penguin toy for a new baby. Perhaps you'd like to make all sorts of cozies, or knit storage pots and a pencil case. Or you could choose to make a cute cottage doorstop using colors that match your own house. And once you've reduced the size of your stash, what better excuse could you have to go out and buy more yarn!
Create your own knitted dolls, full of personality and fun to make. Everyone loves dolls with character, and Fiona Goble has designed 25 knitted toys with real appeal. As well as boy and girl dolls, there are animal dolls, and a whole wardrobe of clothes and accessories. The dolls are all the same size, so outfits can be swapped between the dolls, and you can change hairstyles and coloring as well to create a personalized gift for a child (or an adult!) As well as the dolls and their clothes, there are more than 10 added extras such as pet cats and dogs, a mini teddy bear, and beach gear, making more than 35 patterns in total. Whether you want to knit Ben the Surfer Dude, Vintage Rosie, Marion the Mermaid, or Superhero Stan, you will find easy-to-follow patterns, and instructions on everything from knitting techniques to creating the all-important finishing touches.
Julia Roberts does it. Madonna, Sarah Jessica Parker and Hilary Swank do it. It's knitting, the "new yoga." With patterns using stitches from the simple knit and purl to the more complicated lace and cables, this reference guide is a valuable resource for novices to master knitters.
Every dedicated tea-lover should have a tea cozy - or a few to choose from... An essential accessory for your favourite teapot and the ultimate in homely comfort, tea cozies are a feel-good and fun way to enjoy every warming cup. This unique title in the Cozy... series shows off a range of quirky cozies to knit and crochet. The achievable projects are accompanied with detailed patterns and instructions for how to create your own delightful cozies. Whatever your taste, there will be a tea cozy here to tempt you. From classic rustic charm to contemporary chic and a touch of novelty twist, the world of tea cozies is there to be discovered.
Second in the traditional British mystery series featuring rural inn owner and amateur sleuth Alex Duggins: an intriguing departure for bestselling romantic suspense author Stella Cameron. Once again Alex Duggins and her veterinarian friend Tony Harrison are thrown into a major murder investigation. An almost fresh body is discovered in a disused well among the ruins of a 14th-century manor house ... the motive for the killing a baffling mystery. The victim was a widow who had lived quietly in the picturesque Cotswolds village of Folly-on-Weir for the past ten years. Who on earth could want her dead, and by such brutal means? As rumour and speculation engulf the town, another woman is attacked – and Alex discovers that behind a tranquil face lurks a cunning and vengeful mind. Despite warnings from the police to stop interfering, she finds herself in the sights of a ruthless killer who has decided she knows too much ... The Alex Duggins series will appeal to fans of Louise Penny and Elizabeth George.