Mini Knitted Farmyard by Sachiyo Ishii
Knit your farmyard! You can make anything from a farmer and children to a horse, cow, pig and sheep, as well as a vegetable garden to sustain them, along with a country cottage, a barn and a pony and trap. All items are beautifully designed and exquisitely made, with some wonderfully quirky twists.
This gorgeous book brings you irresistible knits for knitters of all abilities. Containing more than 40 fun, simple knitting patterns for a range of cute and cuddly farmyard animals, you can also make them fields to live in, a barn to shelter in, and some farmers to look after them with their own country cottage!
Choose from all your farmyard favorites such as cows, sheep, pigs, donkeys and horses along with chickens, ducks, pheasants and crows. Many of the patterns require only small amounts of readily available yarn. The book also contains a useful techniques section with step-by-step instructions for the necessary techniques, including stuffing and sewing up figures, creating tails and manes, and the embroidery stitches needed to create the facial features and details.
The patterns are aimed at knitters of all levels, with techniques ranging from easy basic stitches to more decorative ideas. All of the projects are accompanied by a clear, easy-to-follow pattern and fun photography, and there are some basic techniques at the start of the book, including making up, stuffing and some simple surface stitching. Some of the projects are based on the same basic pattern, and these are included at the beginning of the book. There are at least 40 items to make, some as large as a barn and a cottage, and some as tiny as a cauliflower or sweetcorn.