Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Amigurumi KNITS

In response to Dave's wish that there were more Amigurumi patterns for knitters...there are! They're gathered together in a book called Amigurumi Knits by Hansi Singh. I just picked the book up on Knit Picks for 40% off during their fall book sale. In actuality this is probably technically more of a knitted toy book than Amigurumi, which tend to be much smaller and less complex. Nevertheless, the patterns are incredible. The jackalope pattern alone is worth the price of the book. Though I haven't gotten a chance to make any yet, this is already my favorite knitting book (of the moment anyway...). I hope to delve into some of the projects soon, though I have a couple pairs of socks lined up first. So for any knitters who've been wanting to try their hand at Amigurumi, or toys in general, here's your chance!        


Stephen said...

Thank you for posting about the book. After reading through the list of projects I'm convinced I'd have a difficult time choosing which one to knit first. It's definitely on my wish list.

Ken said...

I'm thinking of starting with the hermit crab. I used to have one when I was a kid and have always liked them.

Dave said...

I actually already have that book. A signed copy, nonetheless. :-) I haven't actually made anything from it yet, though.

Before you knit something from the book, you might want to join the Ravelry group and check the errata pages.

Ken said...

Thanks Dave, I didn't know about the book errata. I'll definitely check it out before knitting anything. I actually just joined her group on Ravelry, too. Thanks again!