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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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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: David & Charles; 1 edition (September 3, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0715336673
  • ISBN-13: 978-0715336670
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.3 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #664,365 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Hello readers, my name is Claire Garland and I am an author of knitting books and knitting patterns.
I have written several bestselling knitting books with publishers including FW Media, Avova Books Group, Octopus Publishing & MQ Publications.
I live with my husband and three children in a pretty stone cottage in rural Cornwall where I knit and crochet and sell and showcase my patterns worldwide via my blog, Etsy and Ravelry - I also find time (perhaps too much time!) to be inspired by my favourite site Pinterest, other folks' blogs and the many glorious books available today. - My vice - book buying - my latest as I write this; Sibella Court's Gypsy and What Katie Ate by Katie Quinn Davies.

http://dotpebbles.blogspot.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/DotPebbles
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/knittedbabe
http://www.ravelry.com/designers/claire-garland

Customer Reviews

THe instructions are clear and easy to understand.
happy customer
Bought the book for the knitted animals on the cover, but so many more great looking patterns inside.
SkeinJane
This pattern is rated easy and I'm an experienced knitter and find it frustrating and confusing.
Gr8 Grafix

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

46 of 47 people found the following review helpful By love to knit on January 25, 2011
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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.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 23, 2011
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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?
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By kateX on May 12, 2011
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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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By E. Vegvary on March 31, 2011
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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!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. Laiuppa on March 6, 2012
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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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Gina on August 1, 2011
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I believe the simplest bird pattern has a complete repeat of rows 1-33, and the finishing up instructions may not be included (p 12-15).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By jangoin on June 5, 2011
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I am a beginning knitter and have recently found patterns by English designer Alan Dart. Saw this book and thought the price was good so I ordered it. Unfortunately unlike Alan Dart, this designer uses DPN for every pattern. I'm not willing to do that technique so this is not very useful for me. If you are comfortable with double pointed needles, this book is OK.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By jannordwick on May 14, 2011
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I found the text repitious and lackluster. Some of the designs were cute, but there were no finished sizes provided. I really HATE working through a section of a pattern and them having to pull out and re-write the instructions.
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