Best in Show: Knit Your Own Dog

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Joanna Osborne, Sally Muir

Best in Show offers the unique opportuity to knit yourself a dog. There are 25 different breeds included, from a perky Poodle to a burly Bulldog, a delightful Dalmation to a loyal Labrador. With Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne’s designs you can now knit your precious pet, reproduce your favourite breed, or even knit the dog you have always desperately wanted.

The dogs are surprisingly easy to make. It will only take a few evenings to create a covetable companion for life.

Idiosyncratic descriptions of the various breeds accompany beautiful photography, making this book irresistable for both keen knitters and devoted dog-lovers.

PRICE: £12.99

MEDIUM: Craft, Other Craft

SERIES: Best in Show

FORMAT: Hardback

ISBN: 9781843405733

SIZE: 8.504 in x 6.693in / 216mm x 170 mm

PUBLISHED: September 6, 2010

Joanna Osborne is one half of the knitwear business Muir & Osborne as both a designer and author. With her partner Sally Muir, Muir & Osborne export their knitwear to stores in the United States, Japan and Europe as well as selling to shops in the United Kingdom. Several pieces of their knitwear are in the permanent collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. They have published seven knitting pattern books that include Best in Show, Knit Your Own Dog, (alsoCat, Pet, Zoo, Farm and Dinosaur) and the children’s book Patch’s Grand Dog Show.  

Artist Sally Muir is based in Bath, UK and is a prodigious portrait painter of dogs. Other subjects include human portraits and landscapes, as well as the occasional rodent and bird. For years Ms. Muir focused on her knitwear business Muir & Osborne as both a designer and author. With her partner Joanna Osborne, they have published seven knitting pattern books that include Best in Show, Knit Your Own Dog, (alsoCat, Pet, Zoo, Farm and Dinosaur) and the children’s book Patch’s Grand Dog Show. Ms. Muir returned to university as a mature student with a concentration on Fine Art. Children’s portraits gave way to dog portraits. Muir is the recipient of many awards and her work appears regularly in galleries. She accepts and enjoys commission work — dogs and humans alike.

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