The Clangers live on a blue cratered moon, far away in space. They make their homes in underground caves, with saucepan lids protecting the entrances. Resembling small pink anteaters, the adorable knitted Clangers have transfixed audiences for the past forty years. This fantastic new book will allow you to knit your own Clanger. Choose from Major, Mother, Granny, Small and Tiny. Also includes instructions on making the friends of the Clangers - the Soup Dragon, Iron Chicken and of course the Froglets. There are insider tips and tricks to create your very own Clanger planet with step-by-step instructions for Tiny's boat and Major's rocket as well as sets and trees. Learn how to make scenery, backdrops and props, and perfect that distinctive Clanger whistle! Made by Smallfilms, Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin's series Clangers started in November 1969, just four months after NASA's moon landing. The programmes were originally broadcast by the BBC from 1969-1972, but have delighted subsequent generations of viewers ever since.
• Make your own Clanger with the original Clanger knitting pattern • Re-enact your favourite episodes with our exclusive guide to Clanger set-building • Own a slice of British television histor
Foreword by Peter Firmin 6, A Small Blue Planet 8, Moon Surface 12, Tiny Clanger 16, Music Boat 20, Small Clanger 26, See-Saw 30, Pin Tree 32, The Froglets 34, Music Tree 38, Soup-Dragon 40, Living Caves and Soup Well 48, Copper Tree 54, Adult Clangers 56, Rocket 62, Iron Chicken 68, Knitting Basics 76, Templates 82, Practical Advice & Safety Tips 94, Acknowledgements 96.
Clangers are knitted using one ball per clanger, the wool is a DK wool in shade Tea Rose. knitted on a pair of 2.75mm needles.