Who loves you, baby? Your dog does, that's who, and there's no creature more deserving of a hand-knit expression of that love. He'll look darn cute in any number of the more than 20 easy-to-follow patterns in Knitting for Dogs. You'll find designs here for every kind of dog, from sequined sweaters for your toy dog princess to a sport coat with racing stripes for your L or XL big boy. Stylish accessories include a cat-shaped squeaky toy and lightweight doggie saddlebag. But why stop there? Knit a hat with Fair Isle trim or fingerless Aran gloves to match your pet's jaunty sweater.
Whether you're a beginner or expert knitter, on the cutting edge of fashion or all about what's practical, you'll find something here to please both you and your canine companion. Foolproof instructions on how to properly measure your dog ensure that each project comes out just right for your pooch.
Kristi Porter is a knitwear designer, technical editor, teacher, and author of Knitting Patterns for Dummies.
Derek Fagerstrom is a San Francisco-based editor/curator/ designer, and former Project Editor at ReadyMade magazine. Lauren Smith worked for the designer Todd Oldham in his New York studio, where she managed his PR department and helped produce photo shoots, television segments, magazine articles, and events. Lauren and Derek are the co-founders of The Curiosity Guild, an arts-and-crafts collective that offers workshops, field trips, appreciation nights, and special events. Check out their website and store, www.curiosityshoppeonline.com.
Tina Barseghian is the Editor-in-Chief of CRAFT magazine. She has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, Design for Living, and CondÃ© Nast Traveler and was a contributing editor at ReadyMade magazine.