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Mini Knitted Cosmos by Sachiyo Ishii

  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback with flaps
  • Publication: 20 March 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782215356
  • Stock: 50+
  • Carton Qty: N/A
  • Size: 190x235 mm
  • Illustrations: 300
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP Price: £10.99
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Bestselling author Sachiyo Ishii gives us mini knitted astronauts, planets, satellites, moon buggies, aliens and a whole host of astro-animals such as dogs, bunnies, elephants and giraffes. Knit your own fabulous cosmos with this delightful book! All the projects are quick and relatively simple to make, with very easy techniques to follow. There is a step-by-step section on how to sew the figures and animals together and the patterns are all suitable for competent beginners.

Including full-size templates and more than 40 simple knitting patterns, this is all you need to make your very own knitted cosmos.

Table of Contents

Introduction 10

Materials and tools 12

Basic knitting 16

Abbreviations 17

Sewing up and stuffing 18

Key techniques 23

Basic embroidery 25

The Projects 24

Green & Orange Aliens 28

Round Alien 30

Mushroom Head Alien and Brown Alien 32

Bug-eyed Alien 34

Horned Alien 36

Striped Alien 38

Astro-bunny 40

Astro-elephant 42

Astro-bear 44

Astro-dog 46

Astro-giraffe 48

Astro-mouse 52

Astro-penguin 54

Astro-kangaroo 56

Satellite 59

Planet Earth & Moon 62

Small Rocket 66

Rocket Children  70

Parachute Children 74

Soyuz Spacecraft 78

Small Space Shuttle 81

Large Rocket 84

Astronaut in Orange 87

Moon Buggy with Satellite 90

Space Shuttle & Astro-kids 94

Ground Staff 98

Astronaut in White 100

Flying Saucer Child 104

Planet Mobile 107

Star Babies Mobile 112

UFOs 118

Templates 124

About Sachiyo Ishii

Sachiyo Ishii was born and raised in Japan. She was a money broker on Wall Street and in London before discovering the joy of handicraft after her second son was born. She learned dressmaking and Waldorf doll making and has been designing and creating dolls and toys ever since. She teaches knitting, doll making, wet and dry felting, sewing, crochet and spinning, among other crafts. She has authored a number of titles for Search Press and her work regularly appears in knitting magazines. Sachiyo lives in Sussex with her husband and two sons. Visit her website at

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