Do you like cats? and knitting? and knitting cats? Meet Cat Knits!
It is a book. It is full of patterns designed by ME and featuring CATS. It is possibly the most exciting thing since the day I got to scritch a lion and two tigers.
If you'd like your copy of the book signed - where by signed I mean cat-doodled - leave me a note in checkout, with the name(s) (human / feline/ canine - or any other beastie) that you'd like it signed to.
Shipping: Books are heavy! That means I need to charge the parcel-level of international shipping (£7.95) for orders heading out of the UK. Sorry!
About the book
Cat Knits has sixteen patterns, all featuring sinister cats. I've tried to make it as inclusive and accessible as I can, so the sweaters and cardigans come in lots of sizes, and the projects vary in size and complexity. There are big, complicated patterns if you're up for a bit of a challenge, quick knits for instant gratification, and gentle patterns perfect for learning new techniques.
Chapter one: Fat Cats.
These patterns are knit in chunky yarn, for some seriously squishable catties. There's a sweater, hat, cowl and lovely warm shawl. I use increases and decreases to make the subtle catties, and if you're nervous about any of the techniques the cowl is the purrfect starting point.
Chapter two: Dainty Cats.
This is the 4-ply lace chapter. There's a shawl and a cardigan as well as a cowl and little catty cuffs. The lace is lovely and simple and catty (I am particularly pleased with the lacy toebeans) and there's just a smidge of catty colourwork as well.
Chapter three: Big Cats.
Intarsia is a little bit like leaving your knitting out for a cat party; those tangled yarns are almost inevitable. But these big cats are absolutely worth the tangle! They're knit in an aran-weight yarn, and there's a hat, a set of flippymitts, a capelet and a cardigan all covered in cats!
Chapter four: Cool Cats.
This is the colourwork chapter, with stripes and stripes of ... cats! You can knit up a slouchy hat, a pair of mittens, a cowl - a great starting-colourwork pattern - and a cropped, boxy sweater.
It's published by David & Charles, and there are 128 lovely full-colour pages. Of cats! And knitting! CAT KNITS!