Knit Your Own Zoo

Easy-To-Follow Patterns for 24 Animals

Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne

From the authors of the beloved and best-selling Knit Your Own Dog, Knit Your Own Cat, and Knit Your Own Dog: Second Litter comes Knit Your Own Zoo! With easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for 24 animals, it’s an irresistible guide to knitting a single exotic pet or an entire stuffed menagerie.

What could be better than a cuddly koala or a long-necked giraffe to call your own? Knit Your Own Zoo includes patterns for both, as well as a tiger, crocodile, penguin, meerkat, elephant, giraffe, panda, a kangaroo and her joey, and 14 other delightful creatures. The animals are surprisingly easy to make; with a few evenings a work, you can have a covetable companion for life. Given a week, you could be charging admission to your own nature park!

Along with knitting patterns, Sally and Joanna also include brief descriptions of the various species and offer tips and advice on sewing up and embellishing the animals.

And, of course, these knitted animals are much easier to look after than the real things – they don’t eat, won’t make a mess, and are legal to keep in your home.

Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne run their own knitwear business, Muir and Osborne. 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. The 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, Knit Your Own Cat, and Knit Your Own Dog: Second Litter. They live in the U.K.

Available February 2014 from -
Barnes & Noble