NEW IN PAPERBACK Knitting is still one of the most popular needlecrafts and the trend for creating handmade knitted items shows no signs of abating. Felting is a great way of creating colourful soft fabric - you simply shrink knitted fabric by washing in hot water. Many children's toys are manufactured from synthetic materials and can be expensive so a hand-knitted toy will make a truly personal and irresistible gift. Knitted and Felted Toys contains 26 specially commissioned designs for a whole range of toys using soft yarns in gorgeous bright colours that will appeal to children of all ages, from babies and toddlers to older children. All the patterns have been thoroughly tested and give clear instructions. Delightful photographs illustrate each design, including close-up details and alternative views. The book has patterns for a range of soft toy animals, including Leo Lion, Stripes the Tiger, Fluffy Puppy and Ziggy Zebra, as well as other popular toys such as a Fairy, a Cowboy and a Pirate. With straightforward patterns and delightful toys, this book is suitable for those now to the craft as well as experienced knitters.