Knit Your Own Dog: Easy-to-follow Patterns for 25 Pedigree Pooches

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Black Dog & Leventhal, 2011 - Crafts & Hobbies - 175 pages
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The perfect gift for dog-lovers who knit!  From a spotted Dalmatian to a wrinkly Bulldog, the step-by-step patterns in Knit Your Own Dog let you knit the dog you've always wanted.

The knitted dog is indeed the ideal companion: There's no feeding, barking, shedding, or vet's bills, and he'll live forever! Knit Your Own Dog is the irresistible guide to knitting the perfect pup. With patterns for 25 different pedigree pooches, Knit Your Own Dog lets you choose the dog you want, whether it's a pretty Poodle or a loyal Labrador. Or knit them all for a pack of canine fun!

The patterns are easy-to-follow for both new and veteran knitters. It should take only a few evenings to create a covetable companion for life. And yet each pattern is extremely detailed and includes all of the distinguishing features of each breed, from the startling blue eyes of the Siberian Husky and the long, woolly curls of the Old English Sheepdog to the lolling tongue of the German Shepherd.

Accompanying the patterns are a brief description of each breed, as well as expert tips on choosing yarns, stuffing and sewing the dogs, and adding personality to your creation. Beautiful color photographs of the finished dogs, as well as detail shots, both inspire and instruct. Knit Your Own Dog is the perfect book for knitters and devoted dog lovers.

Breeds include: Afghan Hound, Basset Hound, Border Collie, Cocker Spaniel, Corgi, Dachshund, Dalmatian, English Bulldog, English Bull Terrier, French Bulldog, German Shepherd, Jack Russell, Labrador, Miniature Schnauzer, Old English Sheepdog, Poodle, Portuguese Water Dog, Pug, Red Setter, Rough Collie, Scottish Terrier, Siberian Husky, West Highland Terrier, Whippet, Wire-haired Fox Terrier.

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Review: Knit Your Own Dog: Easy-to-Follow Patterns for 25 Pedigree Pooches

User Review  - Sara - Goodreads

I love looking at these patterns, but there isn't a papillon! Patrick gave me a crochet your own dog book with a Papillon, but I don't crochet much. Read full review

Review: Knit Your Own Dog: Easy-to-Follow Patterns for 25 Pedigree Pooches

User Review  - Joan54 - Goodreads

I got this book out from MEL and it seems like a good book. I don't want to make anything from this book at this time, maybe sometime in the future. It seems like a lot of work and they come out quite small. I would like to make a cat before I try a dog. Read full review

About the author (2011)

Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne run their own knitwear business, Muir and Osborne (www.muirandosborne.co.uk). They export their products to stores all over the world including Barneys, Saks, Liberty, and The Cross. They won the U.K. Fashion Export Small Business Award in 2002 and several pieces of their knitwear are in the permanent collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Their previous books include Knit Your Own Dog and Knit Your Own Cat.

Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne run their own knitwear business, Muir and Osborne (www.muirandosborne.co.uk).nbsp; They have a shop in London and export their knitwear to stores in the U.S., Japan, and Europe, including Barneys, Saks, Liberty, and The Cross.nbsp; They won the UK Fashion Export Small Business Award in 2002 and several pieces of their knitwear are in the permanent collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.nbsp; Their previous book, Pet Projects, was featured on The Martha Stewart Show. nbsp;nbsp;

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