knits by sachi

Castle and soldiers

on February 8, 2014

I am showing off one of my recent projects.

It is knitted “castle and soldiers”.


I have been designing these little figures lately. I want to create many different figures and scenes.

I always thought it would be nice to have knitted toys for boys. Boys toys tend to be made with plastic and, they are not too kind to the little hands. I like toys made with natural materials for small children. Natural toys look nicer in a playroom, too.

I used 100% wool tapestry yarn for the soldiers so that I get to choose any colour I want for small quantities.

The castle is knitted with merino and a bit of synthetic mix. It is very soft to the touch.

My three musketeers.


I have archers, soldiers in chainmail and a little sad looking prisoner.

soldiers 2

My teenage boys liked this project and even said this was one of my best!

13 responses to “Castle and soldiers

  1. waywardleaf says:

    What a cute project! I love the detail on all the little soldiers. Is that a horse towards the back in the first photo?

  2. eneurian says:

    this is adorable!! will there be a pattern available?

  3. tilleyb says:

    So cute! Here here (with regards I knitted/yarn toys for the lads).

  4. Cheryl says:

    Great job!

  5. […] wanted to make a set of these for quite some time, and was prompted to get cracking after seeing these from Knits by Sachi. So so lovely, do check out her […]

  6. Charlotte says:

    my son loves these – he said I could knit him a set of your little men to complement his chess set from Alan Dart’s pattern.

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