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The garden is always in bloom if you knit it...

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:

Short Rows:

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?

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Comment by Andy on April 23, 2010 at 9:22am
I just received my kit yesterday. I love that I have so many options. I am going to use mine to make butterflies all over as a mobile for my friends baby....
Comment by cherylbwaters on April 15, 2010 at 10:41pm
If you look at all those who have entered the Knit 1 Give 1 contest, I think you would find there are lots who love this kit. ♥c
Comment by NoKnitSherlock on April 15, 2010 at 9:40am
I love this Kerin! Your creativity & attention to detail is incredible. Love, love. LOVE!!!

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