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Dogs on Jumpers

Best in show knitting patterns for adults and children

Joanna Osborne

Sally Muir

Pavilion

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ISBN: 9781911216957

Price: £14.99

Publication date: 27 September 2018

Category: Crafts

After successfully combining their two great loves – dogs and knitting – in their bestselling Best In Show books, Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne are back with a new range of knitting patterns for jumpers, accessories and baby items all featuring dog motifs.

Dogs on Jumpers pairs simplicity and flexibility with knitwear patterns for men, women, children and babies. There are eighteen featured dog breeds, each with a graph for adult jumpers, alongside 8 additional graphs tailored to child and baby jumpers. Featured breeds include Labrador, Lurcher, Beagle, Dalmatian, Pug, French Bulldog, Golden Retriever, Chihuahua, Springer Spaniel, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Labradoodle, Jack Russell, Miniature Schnauzer, Whippet, Border Terrier, Border Collie, West Highland Terrier and Dachshund.  

There are three adult jumper shapes and three child/baby shapes, each with their own master pattern: Woman’s neat and boxy Raglan jumper; Woman’s long and loose jumper; Man’s relaxed jumper; Child’s dropped shoulder jumper; Baby’s Raglan jumper (suitable for 3 years and under); and an easy Baby cardigan (suitable for 6 months and under). Once you’ve selected the shape of your jumper, simply choose your dog motif and get knitting! You can even adapt the designs to knit your own dog onto a jumper! Play around with colours and markings, with the position of the dog on the jumper and with the shape of the background – square, oval or stripe. Among the graphs at the back of the book you’ll also find an alphabet graph, so you can either make up your own dog-related phrases, or add your dog’s name or initials. 

With clear patterns for jumpers, accessories (including a hat and scarf), a baby blanket, a dalmatian onesie and even a dog coat, alongside advice on techniques and yarn choice, plus irresistible lifestyle photography from founder of Phodography, Ursula Aitchison, this is the perfect book for knitters and dog lovers alike. 

ABOUT THE Author

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, (also Cat, Pet, Zoo, Farm and Dinosaur) and the children’s book Patch’s Grand Dog Show.  


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ABOUT THE Author

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, (also Cat, 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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