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The Knitted Farmyard (Search Press Classics) [Hardcover]

Hannelore Wernhard
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
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Book Description

Feb 2007 Search Press Classics
A reissue of a popular and successful book, "The Knitted Farmyard" contains a collection of patterns designed to create a whole farm, including family figures, animals, buildings and fields. With drawings by Jan Messent and charming pictures of the farm and its occupants, you are shown how to make ducks, horses, sheep, hens, pigs, the farmer and his wife, a barn, ploughed fields, hayfields and much more. The base of the farm is the size of a small rug and would be ideal for a child's room. The quantities of materials needed for each piece are quite small, so you could use up leftover yarn, or whatever you have available. This book is fun, easy to follow and full of amusing, innovative ideas. Create something fantastic and knit the whole farmyard in different colours. There is plenty of scope for individual touches and extra accessories.

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Search Press Ltd; New edition edition (Feb 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844482170
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844482177
  • Product Dimensions: 20.9 x 20.9 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 189,102 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"What a delightful book! Anybody who knits would not be able to resist this one." --"Journal for Weavers Spinners & Dyers"

About the Author

Hannelore Wernhard is a knitting designer and the German author of "Como"" Hacer Ositos."""

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, fun and inspiring 10 May 2009
By Lybia
Format:Hardcover
I was reluctant to buy this book after the poor review from one customer but the photographs of the knitted animals, buildings and people persuaded me to go ahead: and we love it. This is one of five 'knitting toys/animals' books that my children have. And their favourite. Lovely animals, good explanations, plenty of interest and play value with houses, people.... A great book!
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Inadequate and not what I expected 23 Jan 2009
Format:Hardcover
This is a really disappointing book. I was expecting it to give alot more detail but it concentrates on how to make the knitted animals and not the actual base, some of which has no instruction AT ALL on how to make it. There is only 2 pages on the rug with instuctions and a diagram which you are required to scale up and transpose onto the canvas.
The rug is mostly tufted and knotted and not knitted at all, the flowers and details are crocheted but it doesn't tell you how to do that either. I am not happy with this book at all and wish I hadn't bought it.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
I purchased this book for my mother who is an avid knitter but she was disappointed. Not all the animals pictured are included in the instructions; some of the instructions are vague and missing details; some animals are missing body parts (such as the pig's ears!).

Overall we both liked the concept of the idea and the cover - but just a little deceiving. On the upside, if you are a competent knitter you can adjust the patterns to suit yourself.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars buy 'knitted gardens' too & use in conjunction! 16 May 2011
By sally tarbox TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This is a small (32 page) book with really cute instructions for animals, knitted pipe cleaner people and buildings. As mentioned by another reviewer, the details for the base are sketchy and i would recommend you also get Jan Messent's 'Knitted Gardens' which DOES give more info on a base, together with other features you could incorporate into your farm (hedges, beehives etc). Incidentally, Jan Messent edited & illustrated 'Knitted Farmyard' so the two books have a lot in common
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I can't knit 26 May 2011
Format:Hardcover
I can't knit so can't rate this in how easy it is to follow, but I was vrey excited by the pictures and the person I bought it for seemed happy
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Knitted animals 3 Dec 2010
By Bird
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
The illustrations were terrific and the whole farm would be a great project. I was looking for a knitted chicken pattern and this book looked suitable. The instructions were clear so far as they went, but vague in parts, like not telling you how some parts (beaks for example) were to be made.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really fun project! 19 Feb 2009
Format:Hardcover
I love this book. I bought it when I was pregnant and had a lot of time where I had to be sitting down resting. I have made most of the things in the book It took some getting used to the fact that the instructions are to be interpreted to your own taste and adapted to what materials you have, once I got used to that I let my imagination do the rest and my children are very happy with the result.

If you want a book that shows you exactly what to do all the time, then this book is not for you. So I have dropped a star for that reason. Other than that one of the best craft books I've ever bought.

I even wrote a blog around making the rug showing photos of the different stages of making it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
I thought some of you might like to know that there is another book called 'knit a fantasy story' by Jan Messent which includes the entire text/pictures from this book as well as 2 others 'knitted gnomes and fairies' and 'knit and enchanted castle'. I bought an old version (1989) of 'knit a fantasy story'

Knit a Fantasy Story

and it was only a few pounds more than this book so well worth it for the extra content and this part of the reason why I've not given 5 stars for this book.

As for this book, you should be aware that the patterns for the animals are not all actually for those pictured (for example the pigs and cows pictured are knitted as a single piece whereas the pattern has separate body and legs which I suppose makes it easier to make) also the dog is crocheted in the pictures but knitted in the pattern. I've made the chickens, the dog and the sheep with good results. The pig seemed a little small and I made up my own legs as the ones in the pattern were no good but it was quite cute. The horse looked very odd. All the pictures are from the top and side for good reason! It lookes a bit like a sheep with a mane. The cow is okay but a bit small and again the legs didn't work that well. There are no patterns for certain things like the beaks and tails (they are there for some animals though) and also no patterns for baby animals. This is another reason why this book has lost stars for me.

The mat itself (the main reason I got the book) doesn't have a lot of instruction (just a double spread, most of which is pictures) but it looks simple enough and I'm looking forward to making it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Farmyard
What a lovely load of animals and people. Even the scenery is interesting to make. My friends like them too
Published 1 month ago by John England
2.0 out of 5 stars knitted farmyard
didnt realise it was knitted in 3 and 4 ply. Instructions for making the actual rug not very clear, it has been translated from german. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Anne
1.0 out of 5 stars Most Disappointing
Characters were too small, not enough information in the instructions and missed out a few of the items.
Don't think I will be using it very often
Published 2 months ago by SharonHollie
4.0 out of 5 stars The Knitted Farmyard
It was a gift that was well received.... I don't knit that's all I can say...not much help sorry tah
Published 2 months ago by Roger
3.0 out of 5 stars The knitted Farmyard
The knitted farm yard, this is a little booked packed with individual figures to knit - make a scene or knit individual figures
Published 2 months ago by xine
5.0 out of 5 stars Funky Farmyard
I can't wait to start knitting this for my grand-daughter, who lives on a farm and will love to be able to play with knitted animals as she is too small to help with the real thing... Read more
Published 5 months ago by MRS L
5.0 out of 5 stars Good value to use up odd wool
Good value and although I have not made any yet the instructions are clear and easy to read. Will be a good way to use my odd wool.
Published 7 months ago by jenny wren
5.0 out of 5 stars Very happy with the service
the book was a present and I was very happy with it. the book was on my door the next day thank you for your very quick service
Published 10 months ago by keith grover
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it
the knitted farm yard is awesome xx my kids love it. and i will be knitting it for my grandchildren. thanks
Published 11 months ago by tina
3.0 out of 5 stars Book
Not what I was looking for thought there would be more patterns and easier for a 15 year old to read.
Published 13 months ago by Mrs Thelma Hughes
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