In her book, Mini Knitted Toys, Sachiyo Ishii has designed some delightful knitting patterns for charming little toys which are easy and great fun to make.
Her toy knitting pattern books enjoy a wide following in knitting circles and her work has also appeared in knitting and parenting magazines.
"Sachiyo Ishii is my favourite knitting designer.
I first discovered her when browsing Amazon for knitting books and the moment I saw 'Mini Knitted Safari', I was hooked with her patterns and have been ever since.
My name is Mary and I'm 14.
Mini Knitted Toys is very different from Mini Knitted Safari, which, all the way through, has a very distinct safari theme. However this one is more of a hodgepodge; mammoths, kittens, budgies, Snow White, cupcakes, fairies, kangaroos, and a hot air balloon … then there are babies dressed as bees and bears, not forgetting the adorable mice complete with autumn coats. And that's no drawback…it makes for a enchanting miscellany with something for everyone.
You'll need to know basic knitting skills, but the patterns are extremely easy to follow and carry out. The layout of the pages is very appealing and there are clear instructions for making up your projects. There are also plenty of attractive photos (but not enough to intrude on the book).
I'd recommend it to ANYONE who likes knitting small, cute projects. They make perfect gifts that don't take long to make and the patterns are easy to adapt and make your own. I find this book nothing short of outstanding and I hope you will too."
"The designs are easy to follow and look really cute. Bought as a gift but couldn't resist having a nose before handing it over! Great for the impatient knitter who doesn't want to spend weeks making yet another scarf."
"I have purchased Sachiyo Ishii's last 2 books so I had to have the 3rd! Again it doesn't disappoint!! I haven't yet done any yet as I'm still working on her other books but I think Snow White and the seven dwarfs are going to be my first project! Really love what she's got in this book! "
"Absolutely loved the book! It has so many lovely designs. What a bargain!"Knitting Techniques