If you want flowers that won’t wilt, leaves that won’t turn brown, and bugs that won’t eat your veggie plants, then the Backyard Garden Kit is just the thing!
There are 15 patterns for small accessories in this kit, and plenty of Palette to knit all of them and then some. You could easily knit a whole bouquet of Calla Lilies, or make a swarm of Monarch Butterflies. They’re small enough that you could easily make even the most complicated pieces in an afternoon or two, so they’re great for last-minute gifts, decorations, or stash-busting.
The kit does use a few interesting techniques.
There is stranded knitting:
Little bits of Intarsia (or duplicate stitch):
And lots of neat shaping:
With all those techniques, this can be a fun learning experience if you’re not well versed. They don’t have to fit anybody, and they’re so small and quick that a few practice runs will get you a few finished items. Huzzah!
Though they’re designed in a small gauge to be as close to life-sized as possible (ok, except for the inchworm and ladybug… though they might be that big in Narnia, who knows), you could definitely knit them bigger in a heavier weight. Imagine using Wool of the Andes Bulky to make a big Butterfly pillow? How cool would that be?
Point is, there’s almost no limit to what you can do with these fun, funky little knits. Use your imagination! What would you do?