The bestselling Knit Your Own 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, which includes thirteen patterns covering a menagerie of creatures including a hamster, rabbit, canary, Shetland pony, goldfish, bearded dragon, tortoise, snake, axolotl, mouse, guinea pig, and a simple dog and cat.
Knit Your Own Pet is designed for knitters of all levels - even young knitters. It includes a lesson for beginners or for knitters who would like a refresher course. Once you get the basics down you can knit a mouse or goldfish (the easiest animals) and build to more complex pets like a parrot or a ferret. You can even change up the yarn to make your pet a different colour or to make a larger animal.
Along with the knitting patterns, 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!