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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 09 May 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782216957
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 155x215 mm
  • Illustrations: 100
  • Pages: 48
  • RRP: £4.99
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20 to Knit: Pocket Pets


by Sachiyo Ishii

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Book Description

20 patterns for gorgeous, quick and easy cute pocket pets in fleecy yarn.

Make your own collection of irresistibly cute knitted animals in soft, fleecy yarn. This gorgeous knitting book for knitters of all abilities by Sachiyo Ishii contains 20 lovely projects including a baby penguin, a koala bear, a guinea pig and a squirrel. All the projects are accompanied by clear, easy-to-follow patterns and photography. There is a useful page of basic techniques at the start of the book, including making up, stuffing, and simple, decorative surface stitching.

These lovely mini knits are all bursting with character and feel extra soft and snuggly.

All the projects are exquisitely designed and very easy to make. They make perfect gifts and will delight young and old alike.

Table of Contents

Introduction 4
Knitting know-how 6
Polar Bear 8
Chicks 10
Koala Bear 12
Fox 14
Teddy Bear 16
Guinea Pig 18
Mouse 20
Baby Penguin 22
Mr & Mrs Hamster 24
Bunny 26
Otter 28
Owl 30
Hedgehog 32
Squirrel 34
Seal Pup 36
Robin 38
Raccoon 40
Fat Cat 42
Puppy 44
Duck & Ducklings 46

About the Author

About Sachiyo Ishii

Sachiyo Ishii was born and raised in Japan. She was a money broker on Wall Street and in London before discovering the joy of handicraft after her second son was born. She learned dressmaking and Waldorf doll making and has been designing and creating dolls and toys ever since. She teaches knitting, doll making, wet and dry felting, sewing, crochet and spinning, among other crafts. She has authored a number of titles for Search Press and her work regularly appears in knitting magazines. Sachiyo lives in Sussex with her husband and two sons. Visit her website at


Craft Focus

Priced at £4.99, 20 To Knit: Pocket Pets features a range of patterns for quick and easy fleece yarn makes. Written by Sachiyo Ishii, it's ideal for knitters of all abilities. Projects include a penguin, koala, guinea pig and squirrel and there's a handy techniques section with details on making up, stuffing and decorative surface stitching. 

Postcard Reviews

These wonderful books are just crammed with projects that any animal fan will love. Cats, Chicks, Fox, and a fabulous Otter are just some of the creations designed by the brilliant Sachiyo Ishii. 

The amount of information that comes with the book is amazing and ensures that any knitter, no matter what your ability will be able to make any project from this book. I loved them all, although being a cat fan that had to be my first project.

The designs are small, standing just 6in tall, depending on the pet, and the best thing is, that you can use your scrap stash to make them. They all use just a small amount of yarn.

With full instructions and a complete abbreviation guide, Pocket Pets is set out perfectly. There are descriptions for adding beads, embroidery ideas and more than a few techniques to get the best from your knitting.

This is a wonderful book. I absolutely adored it.

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