Mouche & Friends: Seamless Toys to Knit & Love, Cinthia Vallet
Preorder now for release April 14th!
Mouche & Friends is Cinthia Vallet’s debut book featuring patterns for 12 knitted toy animals, plus their garments and accessories. Come meet Mouche the Bear and his lovely friends: Henri the Orangutan, Agi the Sheep, Billie the Raccoon, and others!
Cinthia’s toy-making process is unique and totally seamless. The animals are knitted with natural fibers and worked in the round, starting from the nose and knitting down to the feet — growing a toy rather than building it. It is fascinating to see how these little creatures come alive while knitting!
The book is meant for knitters of all kinds. Cinthia walks her readers through the techniques step-by-step with clear, illustrated tutorials, which makes knitting easy and enjoyable. She also shares her tips on working small circumferences, picking yarns and preparing a toolbox for toy-making.
Cinthia Vallet is a designer living in Nantes, France, with her husband, four children and furry companions. She is known for her charming, seamlessly knitted toy animals. They started to take shape in her mind after she discovered the magic of seamless knitting, and her first pattern was published in 2018. Cinthia realized that if you can make a sock and shape a heel, then you can also shape a little animal directly on the needles.
With an aesthetic rooted in her passion for children’s literature, Cinthia develops her characters as an illustrator would do, but with wool and three dimensions. She gives each one a name, a story, a little soul and a lot of herself.
Details: 216 pages
Patterns for 12 knitted toy animals, plus their garments & accessories
Paperback (Print only, no digital download code available.)
Weight: Approx. 1.65 lb / 605 g
Dimensions: 192 x 225 x 20 mm
Printed in Latvia.