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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: David & Charles; 1 edition (Sept. 3 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0715336673
  • ISBN-13: 978-0715336670
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 1.4 x 27.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 540 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #295,004 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

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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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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By Jean Bargen on 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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Amazon.com: 29 reviews
47 of 48 people found the following review helpful
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
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?
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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!!!
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Errors in book Jan. 31 2012
By Gr8 Grafix - Published on Amazon.com
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I was very excited to get this book. I'm a avid knitter and this kind of stuff is right up my alley. I started knitting the chicken and the first mistake in the pattern was in row 6 where it says kft instead of kfb. Then after Rnd 35 it says to repeat rows 26-30 three times. Well, that didn't work at all. I started looking online to see if there were any corrections for the pattern and I finally found some on Ravalry. You are supposed to repeat rows 32-35 three times. Now I'm on the COMB section of the pattern and under Row 3 the directions say picot 5, k1, picot 4, etc... Well, I haven't done that before and there were no instructions in the book to clarify how to do it. I looked online and there were a number of different instructions for picot some casting on and some yo, not sure how it was supposed to be done so I'm just doing it my own way. This pattern is rated easy and I'm an experienced knitter and find it frustrating and confusing. In the time it has taken me to figure this out I could have knitted 2 hats! The animals are really cute but I'm not so sure I want to try another pattern.


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