Monika of Smoking Hot Needles sent me a lovely knitting book to review.
The book is Farmyard Knits by Fiona Goble
This adorable book contains patterns and full step by step instructions to knit this entire farmyard of friends.There are tips to help you through the progress of choosing yarn and suggestions on how to may each one unique.
There are 12 patterns in the book, farmer and wife, the animals and even a tractor and playmat. I thought the playmat was a great addition. It is made up of all the different fields on the farm, a perfect spot for all your animals to live. Of course if you wanted to make some additions, haybales, a barn…. the possibilities are endless with a little bit of creativity.
Each pattern is knit flat and then sewn together which could cause a bit of fiddling with the smaller animals but I think would be worth it in the end to have this sweet farmyard.
My favourite part of the book and T`s as well is that as you flip through each pattern there is a story to go along with it. It takes you through a day in the life of Frank and Anna, what their job entails on the farm, meeting each animal along the way.
I think we`ll do more reading than knitting with this book but I may just have to knit that tractor, and the collie… or rooster….. well maybe I`ll end up knitting more than I thought…
Fiona Goble has some other books out as well,
as well as here blog here.