Review: Knits for Kitties

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I love the creativity that goes into handmade cat toys, and I’m always amazed at what wonderful creations people come up with, but rarely have I seen a collection of toys as varied and creative as the ones shown in Knits for Kitties: 25 Knit Patterns for Making Cat Toys. Sara Elizabeth Kellner is a knitting designer who combines her love of animals and art to create whimsical toy patterns.

From grasshoppers to kitten mittens to birthday cakes, there’s a toy for every kitty in this book. The toys have adorable names like Mouse in the House, Jingle-bell Ball, Baby Bumblebee, Fish Out of Water, Snake in the Grass, Butterfly Kisses, Leaping Lizard. Each toy comes with a step-by-step guide to the stitches and techniques used to create the toy, and also features suggestions for extra embellishments like catnip, bells, and feathers.

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I haven’t knitted in a long time, but this book makes me want to get out the knitting needles again. But even if you’re not a knitter, looking through this book is a treat. The gorgeous four-color photos are stunning, and the toys (and watching the cats in the photos play with them) are guaranteed to make you smile.

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Knits for Kitties is available from Amazon and everywhere books are sold.

FTC Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher. Receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.

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8 Comments on Review: Knits for Kitties

  1. Indoor Paws
    August 8, 2016 at 11:49 am (2 years ago)

    This is the cutest!

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  2. Connie
    August 5, 2016 at 12:30 pm (2 years ago)

    I so totally need that for my mother.. (who is not a cat person, but who knits)

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  3. Janine
    August 5, 2016 at 6:35 am (2 years ago)

    These are cute. I wish I were creative enough to make them. The one person I know who does crochet and knit still hasn’t produced the kitty butt coasters that I bought a bunch of yarn and sent to her to make.

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    • Stephanie Brodersen
      August 5, 2016 at 9:18 am (2 years ago)

      Kitty butt coasters, I definitely want to see those. If I had a pattern I could make those do cool

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    • Stephanie Brodersen
      August 5, 2016 at 9:19 am (2 years ago)

      I would love to make kitty butt coasters, is there a pattern for them??

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      • Donna
        August 5, 2016 at 2:52 pm (2 years ago)

        On Ravelry

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      • Stephanie Brodersen
        August 6, 2016 at 9:13 am (2 years ago)

        I found them

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  4. Stephanie B
    August 5, 2016 at 3:02 am (2 years ago)

    I love this but can someone do this for crochet? I don’t know how to knit! Check me out on Ravelry under Pandastamper

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