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Knitted Cats & Dogs – review & giveaway

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Knitted Cats & Dogs - review & giveaway from Jessie At Home

Knitted Cats and Dogs by Sue Stratford is full of 30 of the cutest, cuddliest friends you can create with yarn and needles. There are so many variations and adorable ideas. This book is a compilation of 2 of Sue’s previous books.

Knitted Cats and Dogs - Cats

Sue starts her book with an introduction where she talks a little about how you can vary your creations by using different yarns and gauges. She also points out which patterns are best for beginners, as there are patterns for those of various skill levels in this book.

Knitted Cats and Dogs - Dogs

Next is a section on Materials and Tools, which will tell you all about everything you need to have to succeed in creating lovable pets who will not chew or scratch your furniture.

Knitted Cats and Dogs Kitty Kat

Now we have a wonderful section on techniques. This is a very important section, be sure to read it carefully. The best way to create professional looking critters is to know all the tips and tricks, and this section will tell you those!

Knitted Cats and Dogs Dress Up Dogs

Now, onto the patterns! What a selection. First of all, the patterns are written in a professional manner, and can be followed by most who can read patterns. If you are a beginner, you can try one of the easier patterns mentioned in the introduction, or you can be brave and try a harder one. The patterns are written well enough that you sure can give it a go!

Knitted Cats and Dogs Tabby Grey

There are a great variety of styles of cats and dogs available. Some look more realistic, some are cartoony. There are cats and dogs with clothing and accessories. There are even some mice! Go ahead, make a few. I promise, they won’t get into your favorite cheese.

Knitted Cats and Dogs Black and White Terriers

Knitted Cats and Dogs is really a great book for anyone who wants to create some fun friends for themselves or for gifts. Obviously, if you are creating them for babies or toddlers you will want to take safety in mind when choosing how to make the eyes, and be super careful to sew everything together in a sturdy manner; but otherwise they are suitable for all ages!

Now here’s a chance to win a copy for yourself, or you can pop over to Amazon and pre-order a copy HERE.

To enter the Knitted Cats and Dogs giveaway you must be at least 18 years of age and have a shipping address in the contiguous US. The giveaway ends on Sept. 18, 2017 at the end of day eastern time. Winner will be contacted by email and will have one week to reply with a valid shipping address or another winner will be chosen.

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Cleo Scarf

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The Cleo scarf features my knit Jacob’s Ladder technique that is so popular. The ladder runs up the center of the scarf creating a spine.Cleo Scarf Free Knit Pattern by Jessie At Home

Cleo Scarf
Knit Pattern
Intermediate Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

The entire pattern is worked with 2 yarns held together as one, changing one color at a time to transition through the 4 colors.

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Just Meshing Around

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An easy to make shawl using ribbon yarn. A new free knit pattern 
designed by Jessie Rayot

Just Meshing Around - free knit pattern by Jessie At Home

Just Meshing Around
Knit Pattern
Easy Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

Many years ago I made a shawl for my mother using this pattern, but I never wrote it down. It’s super simple, and works up so quick! It’s a great way to show off a pretty ribbon yarn. This shawl is great for the spring and summer as it is very lightweight.

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Crochet & Craft Goodie Bag giveaway!

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Hello my blogland friends! I’ve been doing some cleaning in my studio and found lots of yarn, crafts, books and so many totes that I just don’t think I will ever get to. Do you know what that means? Giveaway time!! I’ve put together a goodie bag full of creative items I sure hope you will love. It’s a mix of things, not just crochet or knit, so it should be a lot of fun!

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Shifting Rainbow

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Shifting Rainbow - free knit pattern by Jessie At Home

Shifting Rainbow
Knit Pattern
Intermediate Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

Shifting Rainbow is a colorful shawl in a rainbow of colors. Each section changes and shifts from the one before. Garter Stitch short rows are used in this pattern to create some of the interesting shapes. If you turn the shawl upside down, it looks like a rainbow mountain! There is just so much to love about this shawl.

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Hill

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Hill - free knit pattern by Jessie At Home

Hill
Knit Pattern
Easy Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

Hill is named for it’s fun shape. It starts out with just 2 stitches, increases to 24, and decreases back down to 3, creating a hill. Use 3 strands of Red Heart with Love yarn and large needles to make this project super fast and super warm. This scarf can be worn in a variety of ways but every way will keep you warm and cozy!

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