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Knit Your Own Cat by Sally Muir
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Feb 20, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: cats, knitting

Really cute book. I haven't knit anything from it yet, but there's a nice range of patterns in terms of cat breeds, colors, and body positions. This isn't a beginner book, and there are no "how to knit" instructions, but advanced beginners who understand basic shaping techniques could handle some of the simpler patterns.

One drawback: these patterns are all text, and I'm very fond of charts for color and texture work. For these smallish projects with lots of body shaping, though, maybe charting would be impractical. But it means you sometimes have to deal with instructions like "Incsa, k5sa, k1tf, k1bl, k6sa" etc., where the letters at the end are color abbreviations (Savannah, Toffee, and Black in this example from the Bengal pattern). It would be slow going for me - I'd probably end up making my own chart with colored pencils. But with such adorable patterns, it's worth the effort.
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