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

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Artisan Books, 2013 - Crafts & Hobbies - 130 pages
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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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User Review  - Lisa.Hines - LibraryThing

I had the opportunity to review this book thanks to NetGalley. As part of the review it made sense to actually make something from the book. It was a spur of the moment decision and the first pattern ... Read full review

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User Review  - jbarr5 - LibraryThing

Topsy-Turvy Inside-Out Knit Toys Magical Two-in-One Reversible Projects by Susan B. Anderson Such a cute and useful idea. This book gives you the details and instructions on how to make a stuffed ... Read full review


Egg to Penguin
Egg to Alligator
Chrysalis to Monarch
Pigs in a Blanket
Flower Fairy in a Tulip
Bunny Lamb
Snowman Tree
The Fox the Hen
Dog in the Doghouse
Squirrel Hedgehog
TopDown Seamless Petticoat Dolls

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About the author (2013)

Susan B. Anderson is the author of Itty-Bitty Hats, Itty-Bitty Nursery, Itty-Bitty Toys, Spud & ChloŽ at the Farm, Topsy-Turvy Inside-Out Knit Toys, and the forthcoming Kids' Knitting Workshop. She writes her popular knitting blog at and teaches award-winning courses on and at workshops throughout the country. Susan also has a YouTube channel with dozens of instructional knitting videos that can be found under SusanBAnderson. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with her husband and four children.

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