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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback With flaps
  • Publication: 01 September 2020
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782218692
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 144
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: £12.99

Robyn Octopus & Friends

£12.99

17 loveable animals to knit using chunky yarn by Claire Gelder

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Book Description

Fall in love with these oversized toys, then knit them all, including three mini versions.

Snuggle up with Robyn Octopus and friends - all loveable, oversized toys to knit. The soft, chunky yarn and delightful characters will appeal to all, not just children. They make great reading or TV companions and sit at about 70cm tall.

As well as 17 different animals to knit and love, including a puffin, an orangutan, a turtle and a unicorn, you can also make Mini Robyn Octopus and Mini Mabel Bunny, which are 30-40cm tall. The projects are aimed at beginners to improvers and are suitable for someone who has mastered the basics of knitting.

So be inspired, choose a pattern to start and be prepared to fall in love with this collection of adorable toys.

Table of Contents

Forewords by Sara Davies, Touker Suleyman and Tej Lalvani 6
Introduction 8
Tools and materials 10
Techniques 16
Knitting stitches 18
Bringing the toys to life 40
Meet Robyn's family 48
Robyn Octopus 50
Mini Robyn Octopus 54
Mabel Bunny 58
Mini Mabel Bunny 64
David Orangutan 70
Patrick Puffin 76
Annie Hippo 82
Penny Snake 88
Chloe Cat 92
Joan Seahorse 98
Erin Robin 104
Frederick Fox 108
Amelia Turtle 114
Ozzy Schnauzer 120
Claire Panda 126
Douglas Highland Cow 132
Charlie Unicorn 138

About the Author

About Claire Gelder

Claire Gelder loves all things hand-made, hand-woven and hand-crafted. She has been crafting for relaxation and fun for over twenty years.

In 2015, Claire left her career as an NHS Director to launch her new business, Wool Couture, which specializes in knitting, crocheting, weaving and macrame. She quickly got her DIY craft kits on the shelves of retail giant John Lewis and, in 2017, secured two Dragons' Den investors to help her pass on her passion of crafting to the next generation. Adding a modern twist to age-old pastimes knitting and crochet, Claire uses giant, chunky yarn and oversized knitting needles made in her own factory.

As well as a successful entrepreneur, Claire is also a firm believer in the therapeutic side of craft, particularly its benefits to mental health and well-being.

Claire lives in Wakefield, UK and is proud to be continuing Yorkshire’s textile tradition. Her website is www.woolcouturecompany.com.

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