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queen_gueneviere
« on: November 01, 2007 04:22:36 AM »

Hi everyone,

I've recently opened an account at ebay and I've been scanning through all of the knitting books there. I've been searching for a good book that has a nice assortment of cute toy patterns in it.
I'd like to find a book that has regular sized toys, not the smaller ones.
And with patterns that aren't very difficult to do. The perfect scenario would be to find a great toy book where you don't have to knit the toys in pieces, with minimum sewing.
But that's not really necessary. Because if the toys are cute enough, the sewing is worth it.

Could anybody suggest a good toy pattern book?
There are probably quite a few good ones out there.
I'd like to find a good assortment of real cute ones, nothing outrageous or strange.
If you know of any like this, I'd appreciate it if you could tell me the name of the book or books. As some of you may have more than one favourite book for toys.
Thanks so much for any help that you can give me.
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queen_gueneviere
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2007 04:36:42 AM »

Hi again,

I forgot to mention that I'm not interested in felted toys. Or toys that call for fancy eyelash types of yarn.
I prefer to use worsted weight yarn for knitting toys. Acrylic mainly.
Thanks.
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Caclark4
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2007 05:22:28 AM »

Since you are so specific about what you are looking for, I would recommend looking through the knitting finished object gallery.  Most of the time people will tell you where they got the pattern from, if they liked/hated it, etc;  if not, you can always ask.  I think this would be the best way for you to get started.
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Boffcat
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2007 05:59:16 AM »

Hmm, the only thing which springs to mind is an Australian Woman's Weekly book called "Knit a Square, Make a Toy". The toys are all extremely easy because - as the title suggests - you simply knit squares or rectangles and then cleverly assemble them into the finished objects (though I know ideally you were looking for something which didn't involve sewing up - sorry!). One advantage of this method is that you can easily use any weight yarn you like to make any sized toy you like, as long as you keep the proportions correct. The patterns are mostly for various types of animal (everything from a camel to a polar bear), though there's a mermaid, a doll and a clown, too - you can see them all here.

The only thing I'd say against the book is that some of the animals are decidedly odd looking, but this could easily be solved by shortening their comically long arms/legs.
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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2007 06:58:16 AM »

Check out this thread....

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=201324.msg2141550
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