Children of all ages love a stuffed animal. Now you can knit your own with Caprice Birker and her book, "Cuddly Knitted Animals". What is your favorite animal? Is it a monkey, elephant, fox, unicorn, dragon with wings.... There are 22 different animals to choose from.
One basic design is used and then the personalities are added. Most of the animals are knit in the round on double pointed needles (DPN) using sock yarn. For ease of knitting the animals, a row counter would be helpful.
The little extras, like embroidering the face and art yarn accents, will provide the details. The animals are between 6" and 7" tall. The hands and feet are unique as some have thumbs, others fingers and still others a hoof. Why not experiment and knit your own animal.
With a bit of wadding, you will have created your own cuddly animal.
A meerkat is an animal in the mongoose family. In the knitted stuffed form they are cute and cuddly and make wonderful pets. So now you have the opportunity to create your own clan, mob or gang. Sue Stratford has authored "Knitted Meerkats" with 20 adorable small stuffed animals to knit.
The stuffed animals in "Cute Creatures" are knit and crochet. It is the perfect book for individuals who love when the bar is set high on soft toys. There are 35 designs to choose from. With some hand-holding you can create your own creature.
Knitted Cats & Kittens
Cats come in all varieties and Sue Stratford has knitted a good assortment of felines in her latest book "Knitted Cats & Kittens". There are 20 purrrfectly sweet kitty's from pure breeds to strays for you to knit.
Little Bears to Knit & Crochet
Val Pierce has combined her crochet and knit books in the twenty to make series. This time it is a hardbound book of "Little Bears to Knit & Crochet". There are 20 knit bear patterns and 20 crochet bear patterns included in the book. Two basic bear patterns, one for knit (simple garter stitch) and one for crochet (single crochet stitch). Adorable outfits and accessories from hats to shoes are yours to make.