Dive into the wonderful world of innovative knitter, Sachiyo Ishii and create an ocean of fishy friends. This charming book contains over 30 fun, simple knitting patterns for a range of cute and cuddly underwater characters. Create simple nautical knits such as dolphins, whales, clownfish and sharks, and then try your hand at larger maritime toys, including a fishing vessel, a ship’s crew, some magical mermaids and a yellow submarine. The book is suitable for knitters of all skill levels, and all the patterns require only small amounts of readily available yarn. The book also contains a useful techniques section with step-by-step instructions for the necessary techniques, including stuffing and sewing up figures, creating crocheted fins, and all the embroidery stitches needed to create the facial features and details.
Sachiyo Ishii was a money broker in Wall Street and London, but discovered the joy of handcraft after her second son was born, and was very much influenced by the Steiner education system. She has been involved in many different creative activities, and her Waldorf-inspired dolls and knitted toys are well known and loved by many. Her work has appeared in knitting and parenting magazines. She lives and works freelance in West Sussex, England.