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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback with flaps
  • Publication: 20 March 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782215356
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 190x235 mm
  • Illustrations: 300
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP Price: $29.99
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Mini Knitted Cosmos


Over 40 woolly aliens, rockets, planets and other astro-knits by Sachiyo Ishii

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Book Description

More than 40 fantastic, quick and easy cosmic knitting projects to make.

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

Extra Information

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About the Author

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


Customer review

A perfect book for all levels of knitting experience. Cute aliens that knit up quickly and more realistic astronauts, enough to tempt new knitters and experienced alike. Good clear instructions and inviting photos. 

Customer review

Lovely collection of patterns with a space theme. My 5 year old is currently space-obsessed and already requested I knit her an astronaut. The book has lots of pictures and the patterns are clear. Look forward to knitting some bits from it.

Customer review

This book is full of fantastic characters featuring step-by-step instructions on how to sew, stuff and embroider the features. A fantastic book which covers everything a child could love and learn about space and planets. As the book says take your knitting to infinity and beyond. I will enjoy knitting these characters for my grandchildren. 

Customer review

This book is full of UFOs - Uniquely Fabulous Objects! Search Press have done it again! Another superb book with plenty of projects suitable for people just starting to knit and advanced patterns for the more experienced knitters.

Ideal for using up those left over pieces of wool that may come in handy one day and with minimal equipment, an army of aliens can be amassed in an afternoon. The instructions are clear and photos show each stage of the assembly process.

I imagine all small - and maybe some not so small - people will love playing with the lovely little creatures, spacecraft and UFOs made from this book.

Customer review

Wow, some of the projects really are tiny, made the penguin which is a dinky 4cm! A great way to use up those odds and ends left over from other projects. All use DK and 4ply but I guess you could scale them up.

The book takes the usually format; tools & materials, some knitting info/tips, abbreviations and a fairly detailed bit on construction, all accompanied by lovely pictures and illustrations. Next come the projects, and there are lots, all written in simple terms, and only using knit and purl! The more in depth patterns have some traceable templates in the back for cardboard reinforcement.

Aliens, people and space animals, rockets, UFOs, even a satellite and moon buggy! All adorable and fun!

As they're all knitted flat (and small) I found them quite quick to make although some bits a tiny bit fiddly to sew on due to the size, made easier by some well placed glass headed pins.

Perfect for anyone just getting in to toy making or someone wanting a quick scrap buster project, I was surprised at how creative the projects were despite the simplicity and it certainly won't break the bank! And your kids will love them!

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