Item description for PuppyKnits: 12 QuickKnit Fashions for Your Best Friend by Jil Eaton...
Owners and their pets can show off with this collection of 12 fun and upbeat knitwear designs for the stylish dog about town. Cute everyday sweaters and ritzy special occasion designs even include a felted, waterproof sweater for drizzly days. As well as sweaters, there are hats for every occasion, such as the Holiday Spritz and the Puppy Fez. All are knitted in fine quality yarns that are soft, sumptuous, and never itchy. The book also showcases a range of accessories, such as a collar and leash, felted toys, and a cozy doggie bed. A measuring chart for breeds of all sizes, knit-to-fit instructions, and a primer on basic stitches make this an all-in-one guide in a fun, portable format. Quick to knit and very functional, these are knits that any pooch would be happy to wear.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 6.25" Height: 6.25" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Sep 28, 2005
Publisher Breckling Press
ISBN 1933308060 ISBN13 9781933308067
Availability 0 units.
More About Jil Eaton
Jil Eaton is internationally acclaimed for her children's wear and designs. She publishes and distributes her exclusive patterns under the popular MinnowKnits label and produces two collections annually for Vogue Knitting International. Eaton is an alumnus of the Graduate School of Design at Harvard.
Jil Eaton currently resides in Portland, in the state of Maine. Jil Eaton was born in 1949.
Reviews - What do customers think about PuppyKnits: 12 QuickKnit Fashions for Your Best Friend?
Pretty Stinkin' Cute... Jul 30, 2008
...that's what the patterns (and models!) in this little book are. I have to preface the technical aspects of my review with a disclaimer here-- I am generally not a fan of pets wearing clothing, my own Jack Russell having heartily given me a "No, MA'AM!" on the subject, but if you MUST...these little numbers are, as stated, pretty stinkin' cute. Now, on to the tech specs: If you possess a basic knowledge of knitting (i.e., cabling, increase/decrease, using double-pointed needles) you're in like Flynn! Plus it's a great way to get rid of those half-used skeins everyone has at the bottom of their yarn basket, as no project requires anywhere near a full 300-yd skein to complete. (If you have a large or even medium-sized dog, however, look for "Big Dog Knits" by the same author; these patterns are strictly for what my family lovingly refers to as "kick-me dogs".) The stripy buttoned-up sweater was literally my first knitting project EVER this past weekend and I had zero trouble whipping it up-- although, as a crocheter who lives for deviously nasty lace motifs, I may have had an advantage over the typical knitting virgin. Even so, this is a good way for the beginning knitter to ease out of Scarfland...if for no other reason that doggie sweaters work up way quicker, and with way less yarn, than their human counterparts!
P.S.--My reasons for knocking off a star: the felted collar thingy, which looks incredibly uncomfortable on that poor little Pug, and the puppy fez. Ruh-DONK, people.
precious ideas Feb 23, 2008
I bought this book several years ago and have made some variation of most of the sweaters. The ideas and color combinations are incredible. The dogs are beyond adorable. Even though I am an experienced knitter I did find some of the instructions vague and incomplete. I would consider this a resource book with concepts and not a technical manual but would definately buy this book again.
Disappointing Oct 24, 2007
Two fo the twelve designs are for a Puppy Fez and a Collar Cuff (scarf for the dog) and things I would never make for any dog. There are really only 3 sweater designs in this book, all knit flat and seamed up. The others are variations of these three patterns using a different stitch pattern in a few but mostly just color choices.
I really wish my local library had had this book so I could have looked through it before spending $ on it. It's not worth $14 for the one pattern I'd actually use.
wow Mar 9, 2006
wow this is great!! me being 12 and just started knitting it is great if you want something easy and quick wow!! buy this book
What a hoot! Nov 15, 2005
I love this book!!! The photos of these pups are amazing--how on earth did they get these little dogs to pose so well? And there are adorable little puppy profiles, describing the likes and dislikes of each model! So funny. The projects are irresistible--I love the bright pink knitted neck-warming on that gorgeous pug! And the Jester sweater on the cover is to die for. Love, love, love it.