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Adorable knitted animals : cute stuffed toys to knit the Japanese way / Hiroko Ibuki ; translated from Japanese by Makiko Itoh.

Ibuki, Hiroko, (author.). Itoh, Makiko, (translator.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Ada Public Library 746.432 IBU (Text) 33500013367685 New Available -
Fertile Public Library 746.432 IBU (Text) 33500013367677 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780804854023 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 0804854025 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: 111 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 28 cm.
  • Publisher: Tokyo : Tuttle Publishing, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"25 different animals"--Cover.
Summary, etc.:
Sweet and soft animal friends made with popular Japanese knitting techniques. This collection of 25 cuddly toy animals includes everything from favourite pets to zoo animals. Made with soft materials and adorable expressions, these sweet companions make the perfect gift for newborns, grandchildren and animal lovers alike. While some fit in the palm of your hand, the largest is the huggable size of 16 inches (40 cm). The knitted animal projects in this book include: Beatrix the Rabbit William the Penguin Mimi the Japanese Dormouse Winston the Sloth Frannie the Doe Harry the Hedgehog And many more! Each animal is knitted in parts and then felted and sewn together. Detailed instructions and photos guide you through the key steps of construction, while a set of steps for executing specific stitches simplifies the process. Clear explanations of the knitting charts and symbols help you learn the basics of Japanese-style knitting. Projects should be knit with natural fibres that can be felted to achieve that perfectly cosy feel.
Language Note:
Translated from the Japanese.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 February #2
    Many knitting books attempt to assure the reader that all patterns within can be completed by all knitters, when in actuality the projects usually vary in difficulty and rarely do all suit those just starting out. This collection, however, revels in different levels of complexity, and Ibuki honestly addresses the reader, encouraging a realistic assessment of where one is starting from and recommending particular patterns for those at various levels. The patterns in this book are written in the Japanese style, using charts accompanied by relatively minimal written instructions. However, the first pattern in the book includes a step-by-step photo tutorial that will help readers new to this style of instruction get the hang of it. The range of projects includes pets, wild creatures, and farm animals, and their construction varies according to what the author thought most closely replicated their natural appearance. A wide range of techniques, stitches, and finishes ensures that each creature is unique and true to its real-world counterpart. With options for articulation and weights included, these are more than the average stuffed animals. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Hiroko Ibuki is a designer, instructor and author of books and articles on knitting in her native Japan. She is active in television, on and in print media. She has been exhibiting since 1993 in Tokyo, Kyoto and Shanghai. Known for elegant design and originality in her use of color, Ibuki has authored several books focusing on knitting for children.

Subject: Patterns (Instructional works)
Knitting > Patterns.
Soft toy making.
Soft toys.
Stuffed animals (Toys)
Genre: Patterns (Instructional works).

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