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Knits For Dogs & Cats

Updated on November 29, 2012

My Review

Finally, a knitting book for both dogs and cats! Most people prefer one over the other, and cats are underrepresented in knitting patterns. The book is divided into two sections, Knitwear for Dogs and Accessories for All. As you can tell from those section titles, the patterns in the book are fairly dog heavy. (But seriously, I'll let you try to put a sweater on a cat!)

The dog sizing chart is fantastic, with the largest dog described as 23 inches long. It is helpful to have suggestions on how to adapt a pattern for different sized animals. The sweater patterns are pretty cute, not worth raving about but nothing to complain over, either.

The is one HUGE problem with this book. You never see an actual live dog or cat with any of the finished objects. There are some actual photos of the finished project, but they are all sown as cartoons on an animal! How are you to get a sense of how the garments fit? For this reason alone, this is my least favorite dog book. A bit too much is left up to the imagination.

Knits For Dogs & Cats

The dogs and cats don't get an equal share, but are both represented

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The Patterns:

The Patterns for Dogs

* Sweaters (17)

The Patterns for All (Cats I suppose)

* Dogs - Fur Bone, Shoe Chew, Bandanas, Doggie Bag, Cable Twist Scarf, Blanket* (Could work for both)

* Cats - Princess Pussycat Throne, Kitten Mitten (Lots of toys attached to the fingers for you to dangle in

Will you check it out?

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Sweaters for Dogs: 17

Sweaters for Cats: 0

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      potovanja 5 years ago

      I find your lens very great, so i give you your 3 likes:). Thank you 4 visit my...

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      Feliry 6 years ago

      Thank you for providing useful info about knits for dogs, and my website also have some detail about dog blankets, welcome to visit.

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      ChemKnitsBlog2 7 years ago

      @catbehaviors: Thanks!

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      catbehaviors 7 years ago

      I'm lensrolling this to my cat costumes lens!

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      catbehaviors 7 years ago

      I've never read it, but it seems like fun to make the projects! Thanks for sharing your review!