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Knit & Purl Pets [Paperback]

Claire Garland
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Book Description

Sept. 3 2010
Knit & Purl Pets that everyone will want to take home. We love our pets for their companionship and unique characters, so creative author Clare Garland has packed personality aplenty into each one of the little pets within this book. Every creature has the adorable charm and mischievous quirkiness that we expect from our animals - just knit them up and watch them come to life before your eyes. So no matter what pet you've always dreamed of having, whether it's a puppy, chicken or even a dinosaur, you're only a few rows or rounds away from owning it! There is a wonderful menagerie of 20 animal projects that includes: Little feathered friends Silkysoft snake Naughty hen trio Egg-stra good layers Itty Bitty guinea pigs Mittens and socks, the lop eared rabbits Speckle the Kitten Toy Mouse Tortellini tortoise Bamber the Labrador puppy Ravenous Rats Biscuit the cat Biscuit's basket Reggie Veggie the Stegosaurus Pip and Pop ponies Charlie the chameleon Zoom the Greyhound Greyhound's jacket All the projects in this book are quick - some take less than a day - and easy to knit, once the basic techniques have been mastered. The pets are all, or in part, knitted using four double-pointed knitting needles - a fairly new approach to toy knitting. This can seem a little daunting to the uninitiated, but the very act of going round and round is pure meditation and fun - and the knitted creation is 'sculptured' in 3D forms as you work, so you can instantly see how your work is progressing. If you are new to knitting or need to brush up on your past skills, there are basic techniques from how to cast on, knit and purl, knit in the round and cast off. There is also advice on special design techniques and finishing touches. All knitting patterns use abbreviations to save time and space so there is also a useful list of all the abbreviations used in the patterns of the book. So whether you are new to knitting, or more advanced, and whether you own a pet or wish you did, with Clare Garland's easy step-by-step instructions, beautiful photos and helpful diagrams, you can knit your own pet!

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Claire Garland is a designer, illustrator, and runs her own mail order business, www.dotpebbles.com, selling knitted doll kits. She will be launching a lifestyle and craft blog to promote her business and books. Claire has featured in Selvedge, Junior, Pregnancy and Baby, Marie Claire, Woman's Own and Women's Weekly, and appeared on the Crafts Beautiful expert panel 9.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Creative, beautiful book Dec 17 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I love this book! Even just to look at! Looking forward to knitting with family and friends - just looking through the book makes me smile!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love it Aug. 30 2014
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My son loves chickens, this book caught my eye because I can knit him all the chickens he wants
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1.0 out of 5 stars dissapointed Jan. 25 2011
By love to knit - Published on Amazon.com
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I have 2 of claire garland's other books,("knitted babes" and "dream toys"),and I like them both very much. When I saw "knit and purl pets" I fell in love with adorable pictures of the projects in the book so I bought it. Now I realize that you can't judge a book by the way it looks. When I started knitting the projects I quickly discovered that the directions contain a lot of errors and missing information in critical places. I'm an experienced knitter so I was able to fill in the blanks in some cases, but not all.
I won't open this book again, it's too frustrating.
Maybe they will come out with corrections later, I hope so.
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Love it! Feb. 23 2011
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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I like a lot of the patterns in here.
Cavaet: There are errors and that would be okay. But the only place i could find the errata is to go to the publisher and they had to send them to me thru an email? Seems there has to be an easier way?
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Faulty directions May 12 2011
By kateX - Published on Amazon.com
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I love the creatures they offer for projects BUT when I tried the cat I found the directions to be semi-awful. They tell you to save 5 stitches on a safety pin to be worked later as the tail. Then when it's time to knit the tail, they say slide 7 stitches from safety pin to make tail. Okay, which is it? 5 or 7?? I find mistakes like that very frustrating. I haven't tried any of the other patterns.
PS That's not the only problem but I can't quite remember the other frustrations I faced.
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3.0 out of 5 stars We need the corrections - please! March 31 2011
By E. Vegvary - Published on Amazon.com
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What an adorable collection of knitted critters! The pictures are great - the projects both fun and challenging! BUT there are corrections needed - I began the white hen and ended up frustrated beyond words. I've written to the publisher and not heard back although they promise a 24 hour turnaround. We NEED the corrections posted online! The author has not included a M1 in her abbreviations and one must guess how she wants an increase made. There is an error in the chicken pattern and I can't find it. HELP!!!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Errata found. March 6 2012
By M. Laiuppa - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
With a little searching I found the errata corrections for this book. Rather a lot of them. The author posted them herself as I guess the publisher wasn't offering adequate support.

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You'll have to subscribe to get them but they're free. Upload one document and you can download quite a bit. She has some other free patterns too.

3 stars for the errors and hoops to jump through to get the corrections.

Hope everyone likes my bread machine recipe I uploaded to get the errata downloaded.
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