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Mini Knitted Woodland

By Sachiyo Ishii

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Format: Paperback, 96 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United Kingdom, 12 December 2014
Knitters of all skill levels will love to make this charming, fun mini woodland scene. Sachiyo Ishii has created 28 delightful mini knitted creatures along with a forest floor play mat, mushrooms, trees, treestumps and a gnome with a toadstool house to complete the scene. The animals only require small amounts of readily available yarn. They are easy to knit, and follow one of two basic sewing-up techniques, both of which are clearly shown using step-by-step photography. There are clear, simple knitting patterns and step-by-step photographs and instructions for all the other techniques, including the stuffing methods and the embroidery needed for the features and details. Simple crochet instructions are given as well, for optional crochet elements within the book, such as treestumps and ponds for the forest floor.

Table of Contents

Introduction 8 Materials and tools 10 Basic knitting 14 Sewing up and stuffing 16 Basic embroidery 18 Basic Crochet 20 Other techniques 22 Making the woodland scene 26 Brown Bear and Cubs 28 Racoon 30 Boar and Piglets 32 Badger 34 Beaver 36 Skunk 38 Fox 40 Otter 42 Wolf 44 Moose 46 Stag and Doe 48 Fawn 50 Duck 52 Swan and Cygnet 54 Peacock 56 Eagle 58 Stork 60 Owl 62 Blue Tit 64 Robin and Chicks 66 Woodpecker 68 Hare 70 Hedgehog 72 Mouse 73 Squirrel 74 Mole 76 Turtle 78 Gnome 80 Toadstool House 82 Mushrooms 85 Tree 86 Tree Stump 90 Forest floor 92 Abbreviations 96

About the Author

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.


Mini Knitted Woodland, which was released in March. This book has adorable animals from porcupines, owls, bears and more. The first animal I made was the porcupine/hedgehog. Unfortunately someone took it to play with before I got a picture and now we cannot find it. It was extremely easy and quick to make. Next I made the beaver. Again my sewing up process was not great, but Hazel still loves him. This book includes many woodland animals, mushrooms, trees, tree stumps, and a gnome as well as a forest floor mat. I am thinking I will knit up some more animals and use them for her Wild Kratts party. Maybe I can find a pattern to knit a little Chris and Martin Kratt too. Full review: * * February 2015 A big name in little knits, Sachiyo Ishii's new book is filled with even more super-cute knits. They're all woodland-themed, with 28 small creatures through to tiny trees, mushrooms and a gnome. Grown-ups will admire the characterful creatures and tiny scale, and children will enjoy acting out mini adventures using the knitted animals. The patterns are suitable for all levels of knitter and some are embellished with simple crochet details too.. * Knit Today * February 2015 I am a huge fan of Sachiyo's designs. Not only are the designs amazing, cute and beautiful they are also easy to knit. She takes basic techniques and makes them into the special nd amazing animals and designs. The patterns are in easy to follow written terms with full instructions of how to put each piece together to make these fantastic things. I love this book!!! I love all of Sachiyo's books. Her designs are fantastic and attainable for most knitters. She makes you feel confident that you can make something. It's a 5 out of 5 for me! To see this review in full and more from Crochet Addict visit the website * Crochet Addict UK * January 2015 Last year I reviewed a copy of this author's excellent and innovative Mini Knitted Safari (also reviewed on this site) and here is the sequel. There are twenty seven charming wee creatures to make plus a mat to display them on, or play with them of course. Have fun recycling all that leftover yarn and improver knitters will welcome all the small projects as none are too advanced, just using knit and purl. You can't learn to knit with this book (Search Press publishes many excellent books that do start from scratch) but the mat is described as a good way to practice the basics. The creatures themselves use mostly tiny amounts of yarn (less than 5g) and are made flat, with instructions on how to sew up. All you need to start are a few basic bits and pieces - no major spending involved. Choose from mostly UK or US animals and birds, filling your wood with badger, beaver, blue tit, robin and otter or maybe a bear, skunk, moose, wolf and racoon. Also included are a gnome, toadstool house, mushroom, tree and tree stump as well as animal young of several species. Each pattern is in written form with photos of the finished creature, finished size, what you need and a difficulty level. The author mentions that it doesn't have to be made as a whole set, but odd creatures can be made up to serve as bag charms, keyrings or for charity. This is another attractive and user-friendly book that is sure to give knitters of all abilities a lot of fun, as well as anybody who gets to play with the figures. * * February 2015 The miniature knitting series by Sachiyo Ishii is a real favourite in the LK office. The tiny patterns are unbelievably sweet, and they are perfect for using up scraps of yarn left over from your latest projects. Mini Knitted Woodland is the latest in this series, and it's bursting with everything from gnomes and furry creatures to surrounding foliage. It's ideal for nature lovers, bird watchers and fairytale fans! * Let's Knit *

EAN: 9781782210689
ISBN: 1782210687
Publisher: Search Press(UK)
Dimensions: 23.11 x 18.8 x 1.02 centimetres (0.45 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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