Monday, March 12, 2012

REVIEW: Knit Your Own Cat

Knit Your Own Cat
Easy-to-Follow Patterns for 16 Frisky Felines
by Sally Muir & Joanna Osborne
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers (February 7, 2012)

Cat 

After great success in 2011 with Knit Your Own Dog, Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne have teamed up once again to satisfy cat loving knitters worldwide with Knit Your Own Cat: Easy-to-Follow Patterns for 16 Frisky Felines.  After all, everyone knows cats and knitters are perfect companions (almost as perfect as dogs and knitters)!

Knit Your Own Cat offers step-by-step knitting patterns for 16 breeds, which have been organized into four main categories; long-haired, short-haired, exotic and street.  The clearly written instructions will have both new and veteran knitters creating adorable little kitties in no time at all.  Each pattern is extremely detailed, yet you'll find you can knit a new companion in just a few evenings while watch TV.  The cats can be even be knit into several positions, including standing, sitting, crouching and curled up napping.

The photographs throughout Knit Your Own Cat are colorful and really capture the details of each pattern.  An accompanying hints chapter covers yarn selection, modifying patterns, stuffing your new creations and adding personalized details (think collars, bells and bows).

Whether you're a cat lover or not, you'll be pleased to know these felines are guaranteed not to shed (unless you use fuzzy yarn, of course) or scratch your furniture... and they don't need to be fed or brought to the vet!  Better yet, they won't cause any allergies!

Knit Your Own Cat is the purr-fect book for knitting cat lovers.  Add a copy to your knitting library today - even if you aren't a cat person, I bet you have many friends who are and just think of all the custom cat creations you can surprise them with!

About the Authors: 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, including Barneys, Saks and The Cross.  Several pieces of their knitwear are in the permanent collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

2 comments:

Sue said...

I like the dog book, though I haven't made one yet. The cat patterns I don't like as well., but for a book collector, it's a must have.

Bubblesknits said...

LOL I could knit one, but I imagine my real ones would think I'd made them a really fancy toy.