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Topsy-Turvy Inside-Out Knit Toys: Magical Two-in-One Reversible Projects
 
 

Topsy-Turvy Inside-Out Knit Toys: Magical Two-in-One Reversible Projects [Kindle Edition]

Susan B. Anderson , Liz Banfield
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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Susan B. Anderson's fifth book--her most enchanting yet--turns the spotlight on "reversibles": knitted projects that are two toys in one. This collection of a dozen delightful toys features a dog in a doghouse, a chrysalis with a fluttery surprise inside, a tiny hidden fairy, a vintage toy with a fabled theme to boot, pigs in a blanket, and much more.



The adorable photographic sequences and the playful and energetic line drawings show how each finished reversible can be turned inside out to reveal its companion toy. Projects are arranged in order from simplest (fine for a beginner) to the most challenging. Finally, the book features tutorials from the author (a great knitting teacher), explaining special techniques: how to apply any applique, how to do the stem stitch, how to embroider "eyes" on the Bunny and Lamb, and 14 more. It all adds up to the best knitting book of the season.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 9073 KB
  • Print Length: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Artisan; Spi edition (9 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DHUERI6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #84,406 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.6 out of 5 stars
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Authors - would love to see more(Edited review) 21 Sep 2013
Format:Spiral-bound
This is for the author really - I've only given 3 stars because I haven't really seen much of the book. I checked out the "look inside" feature hoping to see pictures of the animals, but was disappointed to find very little available.
Why oh why don't authors let us see pictures of the patterns they are selling us in their books? I am a visual buyer and from what I could see this book looks "OK", but I won't buy blind on the assessment that it looks OK......it has to make me think WOW I really want this book.
PLEASE show us more pictures of the projects. Many thanks.

OK - thanks to a kind person sending me to the ravelry.com book review, I have now had a proper look at the project pictures - and have changed my review accordingly to 5 stars. Many thanks to K. Randall
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clever and original hand knitted toys 24 Mar 2013
By MTD
Format:Spiral-bound|Verified Purchase
An excellent book full of ingenious designs for knitted toys, each of which transforms into something different, guaranteed to please a small child. A kennel turns into a dog, a fairy hides in a flower, a bunny becomes a lamb - and many more. The instructions are detailed and well illustrated, and there's almost none of that fiddly sewing up at the end because the toys are knitted in the round on double-pointed needles. Although the specified yarns are upmarket American, I'm using bog-standard cheap acrylic dk to make the traditional topsy-turvy dolly, and it's working out fine.
If you've ever knitted socks on four needles, you'll enjoy creating these clever toys, and any small child of your acquaintance will be enchanted.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful book 20 May 2013
By CD
Format:Spiral-bound|Verified Purchase
This book is filled with projects that aere both unusal and interesting. I am looking forward to making all of the toys. Some of the designs can be worked in different colours to give a different animal. Would recommend this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Very Good Book 24 Nov 2013
By Debby
Format:Spiral-bound|Verified Purchase
I usually steer clear of knitting toys because they tend to be very fiddly, with lots of separate pieces to sew together, but the genius of this book is that Susan Anderson has devised patterns that are virtually seamless. Her designs are so imaginative, and the way in which each piece morphs into something completely different (egg to penguin, chrysalis to butterfly etc) will be very intriguing and appealing to little kids.

The topsy-turvy doll was the one that particularly caught my eye, and I've made it as a Christmas gift for little Martha (shh, don't tell Martha). I think it is seriously cute, even though one of my friends thought it was one of those dolls people use as loo roll holders! Although the yarn recommendations are inevitably American, it is easy to substitute UK equivalents, as gauge isn't a particular issue. Instead of Quince & Co Lark I used Jarol Heritage DK for the doll, and it worked really well.

I'd heartily recommend this book for anyone looking for interesting but relatively non-fiddly knitted toy patterns.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars such fun 14 Feb 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book was recommended by a friend and it is really lovely. The patterns are great fun and very straight forward
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a great choice 8 Dec 2013
Format:Spiral-bound|Verified Purchase
After browsing this book I found great patterns, easy to understand and unique! I have confidence in recommending this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Knitted Toys 15 July 2013
Format:Spiral-bound|Verified Purchase
Very clear instructions, lots of different ideas. Can't wait to get started, make lovely cuddly presents for the little ones in the family
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars 1 July 2014
By anne
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Quite complicated
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars This book made me smile
When I looked through this book all the patterns made me smile and before I knew it I had made three of the toys. Read more
Published 27 days ago by g.ma
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Brilliant ! great to have as a kindle book and easy to complete.I have made nearly all of the items -a happy grandchild.
Published 2 months ago by Ger
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent designs
Passes the time away exercising the fingers and keeps 'er indoors 'appy The designs are quite amusing and good for children to encourage curiosity
Published 3 months ago by PaulS
5.0 out of 5 stars Great little book of knitted toys!
Got this as it seemed a bit different from other knitting books and I was not disappointed!

Have made a few of the toys so far and although a little tricky to start off... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mrs Dinkum
5.0 out of 5 stars Topsy-Turvey Inside Out Toys
A very clever idea in booklet form. Easy to read patterns, delightful toys to make and soooo easy to follow. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Laianna
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely patterns but perhaps for the more advanced knitter
Delightful range of topsy-turvy toys which are guaranteed to be adored by children. However, as they are made using 4 double-pointed needles, or a circular needle, they are not... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Ebook Proofreader
4.0 out of 5 stars Tupsy turvy knits
Good ideas , tiu need to be quite an experienced knitter to follow the patterns but they are written clearly .
Good end products wityh each project.
Published 4 months ago by busy lady
5.0 out of 5 stars The work of a crafty genius!
Brilliant little projects to make gorgeous toys any child would be thrilled to receive. Toys with timeless play value that are beautiful and clever.
Published 5 months ago by Noise Factory
5.0 out of 5 stars easy small toys to make
these dolls can be made out of your stash's if like me you have more than one. They are cute and great for little hands. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Patricia Chapman
4.0 out of 5 stars review
lots of ideas and well written, now inspired to make some of the items for the familly children. thank you
Published 6 months ago by gloria
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