Knit Your Own Dog
Easy-to-Follow Patterns for 25 Pedigree Pooches
Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne
Knit the dog you’ve always wanted! From a spotted Dalmatian to a wrinkly Bulldog, the step-by-step patterns in Best in Show cover 25 distinct breeds!
The knitted dog is indeed the ideal companion: There’s no feeding, barking, shedding, or vet’s bills, and he’ll live forever! Best in Show is the irresistible guide to knitting the perfect pup. With patterns for 25 different pedigree pooches, Best in Show 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. Best in Show 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, and Wire-haired Fox Terrier.
Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne run their own knitwear business, Muir and Osborne (www.muirandosborne.co.uk). 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. 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. Their previous book, Pet Heaven, was featured on The Martha Stewart Show. They live in the UK.
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