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Jun 3, 2013

Knit Your Own Dog: The Second Litter, A Review

In their book Knit Your Own Dog: The Second Litter,Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne bring 25 fun patterns of dog breeds you can knit.  The book was published on February 5, 2013. 

The things I liked about the book were the variety of dogs represented, the styling of the dog figurines for the pictures, the little hints on how to personalize the dogs to look even more like your own Fido are awesome, and the hints on how to make the figurine look more like the breed of the dog you are actually knitting. 

There's also little snippets of education about the breeds.  As well as a variety of techniques used on small projects, so you don't have to knit a full size sweater to try fair isle or intarsia.  The authors are also consummate yarn connoisseurs as evident by their choices of yarns specifically for the artistic effect that looks like the dog's fur, a fluffy angora for a furry tail, a hairy yarn for the Carin Terrier, and so on.   

I cannot wait to get started on a white Carin Terrier to match my own little Casper. Of course, that means Casper is a Westie, but the only difference is coat color.

I give the book 3.5/5 stars.

I received my copy of the book from the publisher through the NetGalley review program in exchange for my honest opinion.