This new title from knit designer Sandra Polley is filled with wonderful toy patterns suitable for all knitting levels. Knitting small toys can be an addictive and highly satisfying hobby and the homemade teddies, animals and dolls featured in this book have a special charm all of their own. There are 20 patterns for toys of all shapes and sizes, from miniature dolls and cute puppies, to a sweet mouse and a curious meerkat family. Only basic knitting skills and materials are needed and many of the projects can be quickly knitted up from oddments of double knitting and 4-ply yarn. The instructions are easy to follow and there are clear diagrams showing how to create the perfect toy. Word count: 20,000
Sandra Polley has always enjoyed craftwork, especially knitting and creating little characters from scraps of yarn. Her designs have featured in craft magazines such as The Knitter, Simply Knitting and Woman's Weekly. Sandra runs a successful small business 'Knits and Pieces' selling her patterns through yarn shops and companies throughout the UK. She lives in Leicestershire and has two daughters, a young grandson and a very little Border Terrier called Oscar.