Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Knit Your Own Zoo by Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne

This book includes 24 knitting patterns for zoo animals.  The detail in the designs is incredible, right down to the anteater’s tongue and the lemur’s ringed tail.  From the familiar elephant to the mandrill and meerkat, there is great variety.  Pipe cleaners are used to help the animals hold their shape.  Other than pipe cleaners, you need only small amounts of wool, needles, and fiberfill.

Not only are there instructions for knitting and great illustrations, but also descriptions of each animal with fun facts about each one.  This book is recommended for intermediate to advanced knitters and animal lovers.

I received an electronic review copy of this book from the publisher.