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Mini Knitted Woodland


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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.


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 *

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.

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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 *

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 *

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.

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