Jean Greenhowe Designs Knitted Toy Patterns Reviews
Product Type: Jean Greenhowe Art / Craft
Description:Type: Knitting / Crocheting / Sewing / Jean Greenhowe is the world's best-selling patterns for knitted dolls and toys.
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Customer Jean Greenhowe Designs Knitted Toy Patterns Reviews (7)
by - written on 13/06/10 (Very useful, 124 readings)
From a very early age I remember my mum knitting, I have very fond memories of watching her knit and the toys that she knitted me, many of which I still have in storage somewhere. From around the age of eight I tried my hand at knitting myself alongside her; a boy knitting is I am sure a taboo somewhere but I did not care as I loved the patterns of Jean Greenhowe so much. The number of the patterns Jean Greenhowe has out has grown by tones since then; she has a very distinct style and is certainly one of the most established people in the knitting world. What amazes me most about her patterns is the seemingly random shapes you end up knitting separately but ... Read the complete review
by - written on 04/11/08 (Very useful, 1471 readings)
I bought my copy of this lovely book from a charity shop and it has been well-used. I have grandchildren plus lots of nephews and nieces and other children to buy Christmas and birthday presents for, and I find that, no matter how young or old they are, they all love a hand-knitted gift, toys being the favourite of all. Jean Greenhowe is a very talented knitting pattern designer. She has several books of patterns and I have almost all of them because I find them irresistible. The bonus is that the designs are unique and very inventive yet the instructions are very easy to follow, even for a beginner. At the front of the book is the introduction ... Read the complete review
by - written on 02/11/08, updated on 28/08/11 (Very useful, 1062 readings)
This might appear that it is going to be a bit of an old fashioned review as it's all about knitting which seems to be a dying art although I think it is making a bit of a revival amongst some young people. My mother hs always knitted and she taught me when I was quite a small child starting off with the typical doll's blanket. Once I had mastered the basic stitches I really loved knitting as it can be very therapeutic and it's lovely to see something grow out of a ball of wool. I am also one of those people who hate to sit doing nothing and knitting is a great thing to do while you are sitting and watching TV. However, although I enjoy knitting I don't really ... Read the complete review
by - written on 02/11/08 (Very useful, 833 readings)
My Mum & Gran were both avid knitting ladies & taught my brothers & I how to knit when we were quite young. They both knitted socks for the war effort & then cardigans, jackets & sweaters for all the family. When my brothers & I started to have babies our Mum made tons of matinee jackets, shawls etc & as our family grew & grew her knitting needles were almost on fire! I used to love making jumpers & socks with toes, then I found a pattern for toys by Jean Greenhowe & I became addicted to knitting toys - but much more! Her patterns are easily available - some are thin booklets, others are ... Read the complete review
by - written on 17/12/08 (Very useful, 1971 readings)
I don't think there are many church bazaars or fetes that don't see a Jean Greenhowe knitted toy on one of their stalls. If you can knit and purl, increase and decrease then you are in business. All of Jean`s Patterns are suitable for beginners and accomplished knitters alike and each pattern has step by step instructions to guide you through the whole process. The Royal National Institute For The Blind has translated some of the doll patterns into braille so that the partially sighted or blind can enjoy them too. Every year our local church has a fete and our knitting circle always try to provide a selection of knitted toys, they ... Read the complete review
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