Knit your Own Dog

Knit your Own Dog

Easy-to-follow Patterns for 25 Pedigree Pooches

Book - 2011
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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.
Publisher: New York : Black Dog & Leventhal, 2011
ISBN: 9781579128746
Branch Call Number: 746.432 MUI 2011
Characteristics: 175 p. : col. ill
Additional Contributors: Osborne, Joanna

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mik2n8
Jul 14, 2014

It was fun knitting the patterns in the book.

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LT
Mar 01, 2014

I want me an afghan hound! Or maybe an old English sheepdog. Some of the dogs in the book look rather unfinished, and the looping etc. could have turned out more realistically with fuzzier wool, but a lot of the patterns are very clever. Wouldn't take much to make up a komondor pattern from the other types included! Not all abbreviations are included in the glossary. As a new knitter, I was baffled by "co" and "tf".

rowanquincy Feb 13, 2012

Excellent patterns. Plan to buy my own copy.

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