What do a talking doughnut, a crabby politician, and a lovelorn balloon have in common? They're all citizens of the candy-colored knitted world known as Mochimochi Land. Adventures in Mochimochi Land started out as a collection of tiny knitted characters, but as the patterns grew they needed an entire world of their own, complete with knitted cities, knitted forests, knitted oceans, and most important, knitted friends! The book follows the adventures of a tiny knitted explorer, as he travels this unbelievably cute world and uncovers its strange yarn-based origins. For intrepid knitters, the book also includes a section with 25 all-new patterns for the characters and props used in the stories. The patterns use small amounts of yarn and beginner-friendly knitting skills and knit up quickly for instant fun.

Author Anna Hrachovec
Isbn 0385344600
Genre Crafts & Hobbies
Year 2015-06-09
Pages 144
Language English
File format PDF

TINY IS THE NEW HUGE! It’s an indisputable fact: Everything is cuter in miniature. And while it’s true that knitted toys are cute to begin with, they’re even more adorable when they’re tiny. In Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi, designer Anna Hrachovec presents more than 40 patterns for her funniest and most delightful knitted Tinys—three-dimensional animals, objects, and people, all with Anna’s quirky, Mochimochi Land anthropomorphism that knitters love. Tinys make cool gifts for any occasion, are some of the fastest, easiest projects you’ll ever knit, and can be turned into pins, magnets, Christmas ornaments—anything that could use some scale-model silliness. So pick up your sock yarn and size 1 needles and get started—you’re certain to make even a grouch giggle like a schoolgirl!

Author Anna Hrachovec
Isbn 0823082296
Genre Crafts & Hobbies
Year 2011-08-30
Pages 144
Language English
File format PDF

From the author of the incredibly original Knitting Mochimochi comes a delightful collection of supersized, quick-and-easy knitted toy creations sure to please knitters of all ages. Bigger sometimes does mean better. In Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi Anna Hrachovec charmed knitters with her adorable miniature Mochimochi Land creatures. In Huge + Huggable Mochimochi she gives us knitted toys with even more to love. With 20 large-scale projects, from a massive monster truck to a pirate pillow pal and a super-cute bag buddy that converts from knapsack to shoulder bag, these playful knits make wonderful gifts and whimsical decorations. Anna also explains how to size the projects up or down so the knitter can customize each piece as desired.

Author Anna Hrachovec
Isbn 0385344589
Genre Crafts & Hobbies
Year 2013-10-15
Pages 160
Language English
File format PDF

“A great book to ease a knitter new to Fair Isle knitting into the fold” with projects for sweaters, hats, pillows, bags, and more from the top designer (Knitty.com). Fair Isle knitting has a timeless appeal, and is celebrated all over the world for its beautiful patterns and distinctive motifs. Using just two colors in each row you can create a myriad of different patterns that are deceptively easy to achieve. In this definitive guide, expert knitting designer and bestselling author Monica Russel teaches you the essential skills of this traditional colorwork technique and provides all the inspiration you need to create stunning Fair Isle patterns of your own. The book includes a fascinating history of Fair Isle knitting, and takes a close look at the yarns, needles and other tools you need to get started in colorwork There are step-by-step instructions on the key techniques for creating Fair Isle patterns, including choosing colors and using charts, all illustrated with step-by-step photographs and an abundance of colorful examples A stunning collection of pattern swatches provides inspiration and instruction for over 45 borders, patterns and motifs, all accompanied by a written pattern, chart and examples in various colorways To practice your new skills, there are 14 items to knit, ranging from a simple hat to a stunning dress and waistcoat. “The motifs are often modern and bright with the themes such as flowers, cherries, dancing ladies, ducks and alpacas as well as various geometric shapes.” —Slipknot

Author Monica Russel
Isbn 1781268355
Genre Crafts & Hobbies
Year 2019-10-01
Pages 176
Language English
File format PDF

This is what happens when you let the pigs get into the piggy bank. Such extravagance is appalling! Included are 4 designs for interchangeable wigs—an awesome afro, magnificent mohawk, beautiful beehive, and buxom bob. Suggested materials include 4/medium (worsted) yarn, a set of 6-inch US size 6 (4.0mm) double-pointed needles, stitch marker, safety eyes (size 9mm), tapestry needle, and stuffing.

Author Anna Hrachovec
Isbn 0307985342
Genre Crafts & Hobbies
Year 2011-12-13
Pages 19
Language English
File format PDF

Everything you need to teach yourself how to knit, from casting on to creating your own designs. This new edition of DK's knitting bible takes you from beginner to expert, with hundreds of step-by-step techniques, more than 120 stitch patterns for a variety of knitting stitches, and 20 knitting projects suitable for all abilities. Fully illustrated and easy to use, The Knitting Book is a one-stop resource for beginners and a rich source of inspiration for avid knitters who want to progress their skills and try new stitch patterns. Each technique is shown in clear photographic steps and explained with helpful annotations and arrows, from basic casting on to intricate Fair Isle and cable patterns. A photographic stitch gallery showcases over 120 different stitches to inspire you - try your hand at everything from garter stitch to intarsia, or customize projects with your own stitch choices. This updated edition features 10 brand-new project patterns, including an arm knitting pattern, as well as 10 projects from the original edition that have been reimagined with new yarns and fresh colors. Simple, clear, and comprehensive, The Knitting Book is the only book you need to progress your skills and create your own beautiful, unique pieces.

Author Vikki Haffenden,Frederica Patmore
Isbn 1465499016
Genre Crafts & Hobbies
Year 2019-09-10
Pages 364
Language English
File format PDF

Yuzu’s settling into the place she’s carved out for herself at the animal clinic, when a happy day arrives: Her mother’s ready to come home from the hospital! Actually, Yuzu’s kinda becoming a mom herself—she’s been tasked with taking care of adorable, newborn puppies!!! Join Yuzu on a trip to the vet, now with four new stories!

Author Mingo Ito
Isbn 1646597613
Genre Comics & Graphic Novels
Year 2021-05-11
Pages 160
Language English
File format PDF

This is the first book that delves deeply into easily mastered techniques that can be used to adapt and customise any project. Knitting the Perfect Fit is an invaluable guide for anyone interested in learning and perfecting shaping details in their knitting. Acclaimed designer and teacher Melissa Leapman distills one of her most in-demand workshops into an authoritative guide that will help knitters understand how designer details and shaping actually work. From a variety of necklines and arm details to different trompe l'oeil shaping techniques that offer a more slimming and flattering look to any garment no matter your body type. Each technique is thoroughly explained with tips and exercised and then showcased in 21 appealing projects that allow knitters to practise their new skills.

Author Melissa Leapman
Isbn 0307965724
Genre Crafts & Hobbies
Year 2012-08-07
Pages 160
Language English
File format PDF

From the author of the incredibly original Knitting Mochimochi comes a delightful collection of supersized, quick-and-easy knitted toy creations sure to please knitters of all ages. Bigger sometimes does mean better. In Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi Anna Hrachovec charmed knitters with her adorable miniature Mochimochi Land creatures. In Huge + Huggable Mochimochi she gives us knitted toys with even more to love. With 20 large-scale projects, from a massive monster truck to a pirate pillow pal and a super-cute bag buddy that converts from knapsack to shoulder bag, these playful knits make wonderful gifts and whimsical decorations. Anna also explains how to size the projects up or down so the knitter can customize each piece as desired.

Author Anna Hrachovec
Isbn 0385344589
Genre Crafts & Hobbies
Year 2013-10-15
Pages 160
Language English
File format PDF

A lovingly illustrated e-guide for beginners on the classic crochet techniques that will help you get started with your own creations. The practical instructions give you everything you need to begin - crochet granny squares, flowers or baby gifts. There are 20 projects to practice what you've learned about stitches, techniques and tools. Gorgeous photos of finished projects will have you inspired to pick up your yarn and hook, and crochet lovely things for your home or treasured gifts to give away. There are high resolution close-up photos of the stitches, to make it as easy as possible to become an expert. Practice by working through the contemporary projects in the book, from a beautiful baby's cardigan to a project basket. There are more than 100 techniques and crochet patterns to try your hand at. Each are explained, step by step, with clear terms and methods. The instructions let you know the difficulty level, the correct tools and the ideal yarn for different patterns. There's also helpful advice on which color combinations to use for pretty end results. Without a Hitch Learn how to read patterns so you can go from novice to skillful in a short time. Inside the pages of this illustrative crochet reference guide, you'll find: - Easy-to-follow directions with close-up photos of the stitches. - Over 100 key techniques and 20 projects to practice. - Advice on yarn and tools.

Author Sally Harding
Isbn 0744045541
Genre Crafts & Hobbies
Year 2021-02-09
Pages 224
Language English
File format PDF

Moo, Oink, Knit! Knit up your favorite furry or feathered critter, or make the whole barnyard! The colorful characters in this book—including a clever pig, a gentle donkey, and a family of chickens—would love to be your friends. Children and grown-ups alike will fall for the fifteen bighearted, oversize farm animals designed in Sarah Keen’s signature style. All of these roly-poly toys, made with child-friendly yarn and durable finishing techniques, are quick to knit and can withstand years of affection. Whether you’re a beginner or you simply need a refresher, a comprehensive reference of knitting basics and toy-making techniques will help get your needles clicking—or clucking—right away. Also available as an ebook

Author Sarah Keen
Isbn 0823085953
Genre Crafts & Hobbies
Year 2012-12-11
Pages 128
Language English
File format PDF

This timeless classic of French cuisine brings age-old mastery of everything pork into your kitchen, one easy-to-follow step at a time. Every town in France has at least one charcutier, whose windows are dressed with astonishing displays of delicious food: pâté, terrines, galantines, jambon, saucissons, and boudins. The charcutier will also sell olives, anchovies, and condiments, as well as various salads of his own creation, making it an essential stop when assembling picnics or impromptu meals. But the real skill of the charcutier lies in his transformation of the pig into an array of delicacies; a trade which goes back at least as far as classical Rome, when Gaul was famed for its hams. First published in 1969, Jane Grigson’s classic Charcuterie and French Pork Cookery is a guide and a recipe book. She describes every type of charcuterie available for purchase and how to make them yourself. She describes how to braise, roast, pot-roast, and stew all cuts of pork, how to make terrines, and how to cure ham and make sausages at home.

Author Jane Grigson
Isbn 1908117931
Genre Cooking
Year 2008-11-04
Pages 320
Language English
File format PDF

Discover the pleasures of knitting in the round! Margaret Radcliffe presents classic circular knitting techniques — including Fair Isle, helix, and tubular — in detailed step-by-step photographic sequences. This comprehensive guide provides directions for 35 demonstration projects, so you can practice each technique on a miniature hat, mitten, or sweater before applying it to a larger project. With tips on how to adapt any straight-needle pattern for use with circular needles, Circular Knitting Workshop opens up endless possibilities.

Author Margaret Radcliffe
Isbn 160342766X
Genre Crafts & Hobbies
Year 2012-05-01
Pages 320
Language English
File format PDF

America’s top cleaning expert and star of the hit series Legacy List with Matt Paxton distills his fail-proof approach to decluttering and downsizing. Your boxes of photos, family’s china, and even the kids' height charts aren’t just stuff; they’re attached to a lifetime of memories--and letting them go can be scary. With empathy, expertise, and humor, Keep the Memories, Lose the Stuff helps you sift through years of clutter, let go of what no longer serves you, and identify the items worth keeping so that you can focus on living in the present. For over 20 years, Matt Paxton has helped people from all walks of life who want to live more simply declutter and downsize. As a featured cleaner on Hoarders and host of the Emmy-nominated Legacy List with Matt Paxton on PBS, he has identified the psychological roadblocks that most organizational experts routinely miss but that prevent so many of us from lightening our material load. Using poignant stories from the thousands of individuals and families he has worked with, Paxton brings his signature insight to a necessary task. Whether you’re tired of living with clutter, making space for a loved one, or moving to a smaller home or retirement community, this book is for you. Paxton’s unique, step-by-step process gives you the tools you need to get the job done.

Author Matt Paxton
Isbn 0593418980
Genre House & Home
Year 2022-02-08
Pages 320
Language English
File format PDF

Acclaimed knitter, author, designer, and teacher Wendy D. Johnson is back with the perfect sequel to her hit book Socks from the Toe Up. In Toe-Up Socks for Every Body, Wendy shows knitters, whether they’re knitting their first or hundred-and-first sock, how to use the toe-up technique to get the perfect fit. Not only that, she shows you that even seemingly complicated patterns are still knit just one row at a time. Go ahead! Turn your favorite knee socks into thigh-highs. Knit that special someone classic argyles. Put even the wiggliest of toes in their first pair of lacey anklets. With Wendy’s help, there’s nothing you can’t try from the toes on up. These 21 patterns cover everything from basics like materials and tools, to delicate lace, intricate cables, and fancy colorwork. Use these techniques and patterns to create beautiful socks for yourself and everybody in your life—friends and family, young and old. With the lovely photographs, helpful illustrations for cast-on, toe, heel, and bind-off options, and all-around expert advice in Toe-Up Socks for Every Body, you’ll be a well-heeled and warm-hearted toe-up knitter.

Author Wendy D. Johnson
Isbn 0307587010
Genre Crafts & Hobbies
Year 2011-01-19
Pages 144
Language English
File format PDF

A fresh, upscale approach to crochet, with 38 simple projects presented in 25 comprehensive yet easy-to-understand lessons for anyone just picking up this craft. Crochet gets a chic makeover in this beginner-friendly book from French designer and crochet teacher Marion Madel. The 38 quick and easy projects include oversized scarves, cozy cowls, lacy shawls, decorative embellishments, bags, and much more. In 25 lessons, beginners will steadily build their repetoire of crochet skills, each one presented in detailed step-by-step photos, from creating foundation chains to decreasing and increasting stitches to crocheting in the round. For each lesson, the accompanying patterns offer the chance to try out new stitch patterns and techniques while creating a collection of beautiful garments and accessories that go far beyond typical "beginner's" projects.

Author Marion Madel
Isbn 038534614X
Genre Crafts & Hobbies
Year 2013-09-17
Pages 224
Language English
File format PDF

One of the reasons knitting and colorwork master Melissa Leapman first learned to knit was her wish to make one special project—a sweater using Fair Isle technique. Now, for the first time, she brings her passion for advanced color knitting to knitters who want to knit with any and every color of yarn they can wrap around their needles. Conquer classic stranded knitting, “draw” images in yarn using intarsia, and make two projects in one with reversible double knitting. Leapman’s clear instruction proves that knitting with multiple colors may appear more complex, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. She includes the quickest, easiest, and most intuitive methods for each technique, using knowledge honed over years of color knitting workshops with knitters from across the country. Once you’ve learned the basics, practice your new skills by creating projects for yourself, your friends, and everyone on your gift list. Each chapter includes a handful of sample projects to get you started, a Designer Workshop that teaches you important concepts in every designer’s toolbox, and a pattern treasury of unique patterns to apply to projects of your own creation—more than 50 patterns and 12 projects in all. Throughout, Leapman’s helpful collection of how-tos, diagrams, tips, and hints (including a refresher course in color theory to help you choose the perfect color combinations) makes Mastering Color Knitting the book you’ll turn to for information and inspiration time and time again.

Author Melissa Leapman
Isbn 030796549X
Genre Crafts & Hobbies
Year 2011-07-13
Pages 176
Language English
File format PDF