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About the Author

Kristi Porter is a knitwear designer, technical editor, teacher, and author, whose work has been featured in Knit Wit and the Knitgrrl book series. She is the designer for Curious Creek Fibers (CuriousCreek.com) and has appeared on the DIY television series Knitty Gritty. A regular contributor of features and patterns to Knitty.com, Kristi has been involved with this online magazine since its inception. She lives with her husband, Leo; daughters, Zoe and Eleanor; a cat; and two sock dogs in La Jolla, California.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Touchstone (November 2, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743270169
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743270168
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #930,085 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Shannon Okey VINE VOICE on November 9, 2005
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I own several knitting-for-dogs books, and it seems many concentrate on tiny dogs (Jill Eaton's PuppyKnits is an example of this). If you don't own a dachshund or a pug, you're out of luck. What's great about this book is the wide range of pattern sizes, plus information on how to custom-fit items to your dog.

The photos are adorable, the patterns are great, and even if your dog hates sweaters, there are knitted accessories for you to make, too. My dog's a big fan of the tugging toy. Even though I design most of my own knits, using patterns from this book has given me a base for customization (using different yarn or pattern stitches, etc). It's hard for me to decide which pattern to knit next!

Well worth the money -- this book would also be a great holiday present for your favorite dog-loving knitter!
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Truly a find for knitters whose sense of style reaches beyond knitting for their two-legged friends! Now your four-legged friends can enjoy the same knitted fashion wears you've enjoyed for years! Kristi does a fabulous job providing patterns for knitters of all levels and all size dogs with easy to follow instructions. The legwarmers are priceless!!!
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I bought this book based on the reviews and browsing the book online. I have been knitting for years and am very disappointed in the book. It does have very cute patterns, but that's about as far as it goes. The author instructions are vague even making reference to looking on the internet to learn a stitch. It's nice to know what's used for the pattern in the photo, however unless you have ready access to a large yarn shop you are pretty left on your own to figure ply and weight. I've made two sweaters from this book, I won't be making more I'll be using my other books. I rarely write reviews but really feel this one needs to be commented on.
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I have a large yellow golden retreiver. The vet and all the people at the pet store continually comment on how big he is. This book is great since it offers patterns in realistic sizes. It breaks down the sizes according to breed and measurements from XS to XXL. There seem to be many books with patterns for small dogs but not many books with patterns for large dogs. Not all the pattens are in all sizes, but the author gives information on adapting pattern sizes.
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This is a wonderful book for the knitting enthusiast, the dog lover, and anyone else with a wry sense of humor. Knitty.com contributing editor Kristi Porter really knows her stuff, and she has a sense of style and elan that will satisfy canine and human alike. I can't recommend this book enough -- you and your dog will be happier for purchasing it.
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I've knitted one sweater out of this book. It didn't fit my dog, but I guess her body is shaped weirdly. I don't think it was errata on her part, I think it was mostly mine. But I ended up having to "rig" it so badly that I didn't think twice when I left it on her overnight in a friend's backyard and it's been sitting in a grocery bag covered in grass ever since, stretched out of shape. Eh.

It is nice to see a book that's written for something besides "purse pooches." I have a Labrador Retriever (at least 3/4 of her is) so it's nice to have some designs for her.

Some of the designs are uber-Paris Hilton, which I guess is appealing to some people so I won't be too obvious about my complete and total disgust for them. In fact, there are only about 5 designs I'd actually use, and some of those I'd have to modify to suit my needs.

The yarn she suggests is REALLY expensive, and I'm sorry, but my dog is not worth a $120 sweater that she would probably eat in ten minutes. I mean, I love her, but acrylic will do just fine because it never rains here. And frankly, I don't think she could tell the difference between scratchy virgin wool and cashmere (or the kettle-dyed merino she suggests at like, $13 a ball). But this is a common feature of many knitting books - since they get the yarn free, I suppose they soon forget that college students like me don't have oodles to spend on "haute couture" for their dog. (Seriously, though.)

Some of the designs are embarassing, like the saddle-bags (people actually need a PATTERN to make those?), the felted collar/wristband set (uh...), a sweater with matching (human) armwarmers (yeah, just, no), and dog legwarmers.
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I've been looking around at dog knitting books, and most just have sweaters in them. I like this book because it has more than sweaters. The patterns can also be completed in a short amount of time, so it's great if you're just looking for a quick and easy project. This is my favorite dog knitting book, and I highly recommend it.
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Picked up Knitting For Dogs last night and looked through the patterns. It is a fun book with different yarns suggested for the sweaters. Yes, most of the yarns come from a yarn store but in such small amounts the sweaters wouldn't be costly to make. There are very sweet designs for girl dogs and some "manly" type sweaters for boy dogs. Most patterns are simple but there is a Fair Isle design and a sweater with a cable stitch. Great way to learn these designs since the projects are small.

I like the fact that different type yarns are used. Who wants to knit with boring old worsted all the time.

If you have creativity in your soul, this book is for you. If you want your dog to stand out because of a creative, classy sweater than go for this book.

And to top if off, the models are great! :)
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