What do you do if you love cats but can’t actually have one? Or if you just suffer from the charming and confusing condition ‘can’thavetoomanycats” and want to add more to your menagerie? Well, if you want to avoid the litter and feeding problem a knitted cat might just be the perfect solution. The authors of Knit Your Own Cat have heard you, and feel your pain.
Knit Your Own Cat: Easy to Follow Patterns for 16 Frisky Felines by Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne (Collins and Brown, 2011) is a wonderful book with patterns for 16 “frisky felines”. Simple patterns, clearly presented with beautiful images inspire creativity. Each pattern has detailed material lists which include specific wool recommendations, needles sizes and other items needed to help you create a wonderful cozy cat. The introduction suggests patterns for different skill levels, abbreviations and methods are fully described in the back. Some knowledge of knitting would be desirable but this little book certainly gives you an incentive to learn.
With a variety of cat patterns to choose – different pedigrees with long or short fur, or regular moggies, this book is loaded with clear inviting images, all the information you need to get started and lots of excitement to motivate you.
The projects are perfect for those who have some knitting knowledge and can’t commit to larger projects (Fair Isle coat anyone?) and in no time you can have a purrfect pet.
Why not make a whole menagerie!!
So, now there is no need to be kittyless.