Noah’s Knits

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Noah’s Knits features a beautifully illustrated story of Noah and his Ark. Interspersed with the story are knitting patterns for Noah and his wife, plus fifteen pairs of animals, from cute little mice to tigers and giraffes. The book is suitable for people with all levels of knitting ability, with instructions for basic techniques, so that all family members can feel encouraged to contribute. The knits have modern, stylish designs, and there is also a fold-out paper template for an Ark for the animals.

Fiona Goble of ‘Knit Your Own Royal Wedding’ fame, presents a playful and unique take on one of the best-loved Bible tales in this, her fifth knitting title.

Available from The Ivy Press
www.ivypress.co.uk

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How to Knit a Mini Superman (Man of Wool)

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Knitted Superman (Man of Wool-sorry)
This was present for a friend who’s obsessed with Henry Cavill; hence the lack of pants and the bulges.
Full instructions below;
You will need:
Wool; Black, blue, yellow, red and flesh coloured
3mm knitting needles
Wool needle
Soft toy stuffing

Body
Cast on 15sts (Blue)
Knit and purl 24 rows
Cut the wool leaving a long strand for sewing later
Leave knitting on needle repeat for other leg
Knit a row then purl a row across all 30sts
Knit and purl 20 rows

Change to skin colour
Knit and purl 15 rows
Leave a long strand for sewing and thread this through all the sts on the needle
Pull tight

Turn Superman inside out
Sew down to his waist
Turn right side out
Stuff
Sew the legs and then stuff

Badge
Cast on 15sts (yellow)
Knit a row
Purl a row
Decrease at both ends (13sts)
Purl a row
Decrease at both ends (11sts)
Decrease at both ends (9 sts)
Purl a row
Decrease at both ends (7sts)
Decrease at both ends (5sts)
Purl a row
Cast Off
This isn’t the greatest pattern ever so I then folded over the top corners of the V shape
With red thread sew on his “S”
(It’s not an “S”, on my world it means “Hope”)

Red Boots
I made theses separately then sewed them on but it might be easier to just do the first 10 rows of both legs in red then switch to blue.
Cast on 16sts
Knit and purl 10 rows
Cast off

Arms
Cast on 10sts (flesh colour)
Knit and purl 4 rows
Change to blue
Knit and Purl 14 rows
Cut leaving long piece of wool and thread through sts
Turn inside out and sew leaving gap
Turn right side out and stuff
Sew on to body

Cape
Cast on 25sts (red)
Knit and purl 50 rows
Cast off

Hair
Thread hair through the head and just keep sewing. Be careful not to pull too tight.

Sew eyes, mouth and eyebrows on with black wool.

The music is the Superman Theme by John Williams; no copyright infringement intended

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How to Knit the Make One Towards Increase (M1T)

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This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the make one towards increase. Increases add stitches to your work and are used to shape your fabric. This increase can be used whenever you pattern calls for a make one (M1) increase. The make one towards increase is a neat and clean increase that is easy to create, but it does result in a small hole. This may be desirable as a decorative element.

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Barnaby Night Owl Bird Animal Baby DK Yarn Amigurumi Soft Toy Knitting Pattern

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‘Barnaby’ Night Owl Bird Animal Baby Amigurumi Soft Toy (DK) Knitting Pattern!

Amigurumi is the art of Japanese Knitted and Crocheted stuffed small toys. Barnaby Owl one-of-a-kind Owl is as cute as can be! Why not knit him up as an adorable gift! He has beads for eyes, but you can easily make him suitable and lovable for preemies, babies and toddlers if you embroider his eyes instead. Children, teens and adults are also sure to love him! He is sure to make everyone smile. :)
Barnaby knits up quickly making this a really enjoyable project to complete. It will be great for using up odds and ends from your yarn stash! Barnaby is knitted in Brown, Rust and Cream, but you can knit him up in any colours you like.

Finished item size
11cm in height and 11cm in width including the arms.

Suggested yarn
(A) 1 x 50g/112m balls — King Cole Merino Blend DK. (DK / 8 ply weight). Shade 796 Beech.
(B) 1 x 50g/112m balls — King Cole Merino Blend DK. (DK / 8 ply weight). Shade 41 Oatmeal.
(C) 1 x 50g/100m balls — King Cole Baby Alpaca DK. (DK / 8 ply weight). Shade 501 Fawn.
(D) 1 x 50g/100m balls — King Cole Baby Alpaca DK. (DK / 8 ply weight). Shade SFN 63 Brown.
(E) 1 x 50g/112m balls — King Cole Merino Blend DK. (DK / 8 ply weight). Shade 786 Ginger.

Equipment needed
2.25mm knitting needles.
Round end small tapestry needle.
Hollow fibre filling.
2 x 4mm Black round beads. (If you are knitting this item for a baby you can easily darn the eyes on to the head using Black yarn instead).
Black sewing cotton (to sew on the beads).
Skills needed to complete these items
Cast-on/Cast-off, Knit, Knit in to the Front and the Back of a Stitch, Knit stitches together, Pass stitch over, Slip a stitch.

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How to hand sew on heads to toys, teddy bears and stuffed animals – www.cuddlecrewpatterns.com

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In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to hand sew stuffed animals, soft toys and teddy bears heads on from when using a Cuddle Crew sewing pattern.

Find us at – www.cuddlecrewpatterns.com

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Book | Ittybitty Toys: How to Knit Animals, Dolls, and Other Playthings for Kids

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Adorable hand-knit playthings, featuring clever twists on classics and enchanting reversibles and interactive toys.kids love toys, and toys you make yourself are extra-special. If you could buy these imaginative playthings in stores, they would fly off the shelves! This book features stuffed animals, including a luscious lamb and a gigantic giraffe, and finger-puppet fruits that will delight babies and toddlers. With step-by-step directions, clear diagrams and drawings, and gorgeous photographs, knitters of all levels will find it easy to make the Pull-toy Mama Duck and Ducklings, the set of Russian nesting dolls, and the Princess and the Pea Set. Even older kids will enjoy these, as well as the Felted Bouncy Ball, a felted version of a Super Ball that’s perfect for indoor play. A series of five reversible toysa frog that turns into a turtle, a mouse that changes into a cat, an egg in a nest that transforms into a blue bird, and so onshowcases the creativity that makes Susan B. Anderson a rising star in the knitting world.

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LEARN TO KNIT, HOW TO CAST ON STITCHES

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Learn how to knit, for beginners… how to cast on.

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HOW TO CAST OFF (Bind off):

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