NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK
Would you love to knit your dog a stylish jumper? Does your dog hate the cold? Bruno, my first whippet did, inspiring me to write Dogs in Jumpers in 2015. I am so happy to announce that he adorns the front cover of the NEW PAPERBACK version which is now available.
So, if you are a keen dog loving knitter or a beginner, new to this fantastic craft, who wants to knit something stylish to keep your dog warm, this book is for you! At just £9.99 it will make the perfect gift for anyone keen with the knitting needles and a stash of yarn just asking to be made up into something useful!
For my overseas customers, co-editions are still available in these countries:
USA - Sweaters for Dogs
France & Canada - Tricot pour Fido
Italy - Cappottini per cani
If you are a keen dog loving knitter you will love this NEW, revised paperback edition of the original Dogs in Jumpers that will be available from August - but you can order it and we will put you on the wait list.
It's got 12 of the best patterns from the first book with several for small headed, deep chested, pointy nosed hounds! A couple if you have a Dachshund who demands a stylish jumper and some that will fit small dogs such as the Bedlingtons. Every pattern has a Pawability rating - one paw for easy, three for the more difficult.
I was so happy when the publishers asked me to do a paperback version as it gave me the opportunity to update and correct the few mistakes that were in the first edition. With the help of my Army of Charity Knitters the patterns have been tried and tested and some have been improved to give a better fit.
All patterns now come with more helpful tips about sizing and other suitable yarns - something that I have been asked many times since the first edition came out.
The Patchwork Blanket is a great way to get yourself introduced to some of the knitting techniques that are used for the jumpers and also a good way to use up your stash of wool!!
Since the publication of Dogs in Jumpers in 2015 the patterns have been knitted by many happy dog loving knitters into items that keep their dogs happy, warm and cosy.
At £9.99 it's the perfect gift to yourself or for your keen knitting mother, friend or gran - you don't have to have the skill, most knitters love a project and will enjoy the challenge of a dog jumper.
Since the first book came out I have started our HUGE Charity project - an annual auction of hand knitted jumpers, snoods and blankets - many from patterns in the book - so far raising over £10,000 for Galgos del Sol and Celia Cross Greyhound Trust. So, if you aren't into knitting you can get your hands on a great jumper and help to raise money too - the next auction is in September 2020. Keep an eye on our Facebook page or Instagram page.
Amend: to page 74:
We are sorry but, in the printing, this little, but important bit of the pattern was missed out.
Top of page 74 – Glady’s Roomy Raglan Jumper
On 3.5mm needles cast on 78 stitches
Nr (rs) (k4, p2) to end
Nr (ws) (p4, k2) to end
Repeat these two rows until rib measures 6cms, then change to 4mm needles
AND then go onto the instruction on page 74.
We hope to put this right in the next print run – maybe this will become a collector’s item!