Monday, 19 August 2013

The Knitted Teddy Bear by Sandra Polley

This is a lovely book with some charming colour photographs of traditionally knitted bears.  New knitters with basic skills will easily progress from the simple bear to the more adventurous jointed bear in a short amount of time. Clear diagrams and instructions will help to create the teddy bears of different sizes,  style and character. Matching knitted wardrobe accessories are included with clear diagrams and illustrations on how to sew, join, and complete the bears.  Sandra Polley offers handy tips and some money saving ideas including stuffing alternatives for your bear.

Advice is given on the various yarns that can be used along with a handy converter for the different US/UK terms given for the respective yarns.  A variety of looks can be achieved by using different yarns or materials, and size of knitting needles, so once you're confident enough you should be able to create your very own unique heirloom.

A charming  book for any bear fan to knit for gifts, heirlooms or to keep for themselves.  This book is suited to any level of expertise. The only limit is your creativity.

I would like to thank the Publisher via NetGalley for the opportunity to review this craft book.

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