Saturday, October 22, 2011

REVIEW: Knitted Dinosaurs

Knitted Dinosaurs: 15 Prehistoric Pals to Knit from Scratch by Tina Barrett
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: STC Craft/A Melanie Falick Book (October 1, 2011)

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Are you ready to add some fun - and maybe a few roars - to your knitting?  Grab a copy of Knitted Dinosaurs and get ready to create your own herd of super fun, colorful critters!

As soon as you start flipping through Knitted Dinosaurs, You'll be itching to cast on prehistoric pals for all the kids - young and old - on your holiday gift list.  The pattern details make for creatures that are both endearing and true to what scientists believe they looked like when they roamed the earth... although the colors may be more from this world than that one.  I personally can't wait to make my own pretty little Pterodactyl using the magenta, mauve and silver grey yarn colors suggested.

Knitted Dinosaurs is a great book for both experienced and new knitters alike.  A basic techniques section is included to help newbies along and seasoned vets will enjoy the mega fun knitting.  Best of all, each creature can be knitted up quickly with just one or just skeins of yarn -- making them great for gifts!

About the Author: Tina Barrett is a UK-based knitwear designer.  She designs regularly for magazines such as Knit Today, Let's Knit! and Knitting.  She is also the author of the books Knits for Dogs & Cats, Natural Knits for Babies & Toddlers and Natural Crochet for Babies & Toddlers. 

2 comments:

Sue said...

I've got to get this one. Toys for boys are always hard to find and what little boy doesn't love dinosaurs?

SissySees said...

Cute. I am still not knitting toys, but that's tempting!