Have you always wanted to knit your very own furry friend but didn't know how to start? Knit Your Own Pet, from the authors of the beloved and best-selling Knit Your Own series, is an adorable guide to knitting your own fish, bird, pony, rabbit, dog, cat, and more!
The best-selling Knit Your Own Dog and Knit Your Own Cat books have instructed countless smitten knitters in ways to replicate their own beloved pets in soft yarn. But what of the devoted ferret owner or goldfish lover who wishes to craft a loyal pet? What is a pony owner to do? At last comes Knit Your Own Pet, the latest book in the best-selling Knit Your Own series by Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne. The 15 patterns in Knit Your Own Pet cover a menagerie of creatures with whom we share our homes, including a hamster, rabbit, canary, Shetland pony, goldfish, bearded dragon, tortoise, snake, axolotl, and a simple dog and cat.
Somewhat different from the other Knit Your Own books, this book is designed for beginners and young knitters and includes a knitting lesson. Readers who have mastered the basics can move on to knitting a mouse or goldfish (the easiest animals) and build to more complex pets like a parrot or a ferret. Along with the knitting patterns provided here, Muir and Osborne also include brief accounts of the characteristics of the various species and offer tips and advice on sewing up the animals. Best of all, these knitted animals are much easier to look after than the real things—they don't eat, there are no vet bills, and they live forever!