knitKnit Your Own Zoo includes easy-to-follow patterns for 24 animals – including Armadillos, Wolf, Seals, Koalas, Meerkats, Pandas and a Kangaroo and a Joey.  It also includes some hints and methods as well to help you along.  Each animal has step by step patterns for each of the body parts as well as images of them throughout the process so you can make sure that yours looks how it should!  These are all adorable and I’d love to take up knitting – if only I didn’t have a gigantic craft to do list already (and no time for half of it as it is!)

But if you are a knitter you can easily make some wonderfully exotic animals – your own zoo.

I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.

About the Book

From the authors of the beloved and best-selling Knit Your Own Dog, Knit Your Own Cat, and Knit Your Own Dog: The Second Litter comes Knit Your Own Zoo! With easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for 24 animals, it’s an irresistible guide to knitting a single exotic pet or an entire stuffed menagerie.


What could be better than a cuddly koala or a long-necked giraffe to call your own? Knit Your Own Zoo includes patterns for both, as well as a tiger, crocodile, penguin, meerkat, elephant, giraffe, panda, a kangaroo and her joey, and 14 other delightful creatures. The animals are surprisingly easy to make; with a few evenings of work, you can have a covetable companion for life. Given a week, you could be charging admission to your own nature park!


Along with the knitting patterns, Sally and Joanna also include brief descriptions of the various species and offer tips and advice on sewing up and embellishing the animals.


And, of course, these knitted animals are much easier to look after than the real things—they don’t eat, won’t make a mess, and are legal to keep in your home.


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