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Knit Your Own Cat

Easy-to-Follow Patterns for 16 Frisky Felines

Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne

Cat lovers, rejoice! It’s the highly anticipated follow-up book to Knit Your Own Dog. With easy-to-follow instructions for 16 distinct felines, Knit Your Own Cat is the irresistible guide to knitting the cat you’ve always wanted.

Why is a company called Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers publishing a book on cats, you ask? Well, after the marvelous success and universal praise for the bestseller Knit Your Own Dog, we were irresistibly compelled to follow-up with the same authors Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne to publish Knit Your Own Cat.

Offering step-by-step knitting patterns for 16 breeds, from a pretty Persian to a sleek Siamese, from a cuddly kitten to a traditional tabby, Knit Your Own Cat teaches you to create the most adorable and cuddly cat; the one you’ve always wanted — one that doesn’t need feeding or vet visits. Guaranteed not to shed or scratch up your couch, or your money back!

The patterns are easy-to-follow for both new and veteran knitters. A covetable companion for life can be created in just a few evenings, and yet each pattern is extremely detailed, and includes all of the distinguishing features of each breed. The cats can be knit into various positions such as standing, sitting, crouching, and curled up for a nap.

Beautiful color photographs of the finished cats, as well as detail shows, both inspire and instruct. Accompanying the patterns are expert tips on choosing yarns, stuffing and sewing the cats, and adding personality (and collars, bells, and bows!) to your creation.

Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne run their own knitwear business, Muir and Osborne. They have an upscale shop in London and export their knitwear to stores worldwide and several pieces of their knitwear are in the permanent collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Some of our favorite fan submissions of their pets - who seem none-too-pleased about their knit dopplegangers!

Available now from -
Barnes & Noble