Cool Knitting

Cool Knitting (Australia)/Cute Knitted Toys (UK/International) is designed to be simple: it features 20 patterns for some of the internet’s favourite creatures – think: sloths, unicorns, sharks, cats – plus step-by-step photos and a beautifully illustrated guide to knitting with all the tips and tricks you will need. These are all based off two master shapes and and things are kept really minimal so that newer knitters can feel confident in making a toy!

Every toy has detailed instructions and step-by-step photography. Plus, each character also has a poem – so, even if you don’t knit it is a compelling read!

Here are some samples and below are links for the whole team who put it together and of course a list of places you can buy it : )

Cool Knitting all toys

Karla Courtney Cool Knitting


Knitted sloth pattern

Cool knitting book

Knitted Sloth Pattern





Cute Knitted Toys on Amazon Canada

Cute Knitted Toys on Indigo



Cute Knitted Toys on Amazon UK



Available in Coles, Woolworths and newsagents nationwide

Contact Bauer Books directly:

Cool Knitting on MagShop



Finland/Sweden/Norway Cute Knitted Toys on Adlibris

Slovenia Cute Knitted Toys on

Belgium  Cute Knitted Toys on Standaard Boekhandel

The Netherlands Cute Knitted Toys on VU Boekhandel



Author: Karla Courtney

Knitting testers: Claire Ward and Cameron Bayley

Art Director: Hannah Blackmore

Editor: Wendy Bryant

Illustrator: Patti Anne Andrews

Photographer: Louise Lister

Stylist: Louise Bickle

Models: Me, Elowen, Dylan, Lara and Nate

Special thanks: Natalie Miller, Kristin Courtney

Published by Bauer Books (Australia) and Octopus Publishing Group (International)


  1. September 22, 2013

    Absolutely gorgeous idea! We have a super knitting Nan so will send some of these patterns her way!

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