I first saw these books at the local bookstore and thought what a cute and clever idea! Especially if you love knitting and love cats… or dogs.
And to my surprise I received these books as gifts. I got both “Knit Your Own Dog” and “Knit Your Own Cat” books.
Knit Your Own Cat: Easy-to-Follow Patterns for 16 Frisky Felines
The Second Litter: 25 More Pedigree Pooches
by Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne
Just from flipping through both books, the dog one has more realistic looking knit dogs. There are neat little tidbits of information about each pedigree.
Here’s a knit Weimaraner. Some interesting notes from the book, “Originally from Germany, the Weimaraner has been a popular gun dog with European royalty. A bit of a clinging vine, once a Weimaraner trusts you it won’t leave your side. Surprising owners have included Brad Pitt and Ataturk.”
The cat version of the book had cat’s with such funny faces. It must be hard trying to knit tiny cat heads. I would probably change it up and give the cats larger eyes since cat’s do have huge eyes. Almost like cartoon characters.
But there are still a few cute cats, especially the Tabby (which comes in Orange or Gray stripes) that are nice. And the classic black and white cat Tuxedo cat is cute too. Maybe I’m just bias because these cats look just like the cats I’ve come to know and love.
I have yet to knit anything from the book so I can’t say much about the patterns. I do like that the book is small and would fit nicely into a book bag. Just looking through the pages is fun enough.