Guess what this is? A small prize for the winner who can say exactly what this is
And while we’re here – more fridgecraft
If suffering from January blues, Christmas present disappointment or just feeling a little chilly, have a look at our SALE, full of terrific bargains. Not all styles and sizes in stock so its best to phone Joanna on 01273 736106.
We have been included in both the Guardian and Telegraph Christmas present guides this year, here are the links
and our site is now open and selling, books, kits, dogs, cats, notebooks and notecards, with more to come next year, when our shop will be expanding into a department store, with several virtual floors.
Meanwhile here is Lily with her knitted friend
Also on Dec 3rd we will be at
|hold on to your hats it’s the workshop christmas sale 2012|
|The one day Designer/Maker end of year clearance craft fare
click on exhibitors names for link to their individual page
Linda Miller Machine embroideries
Here is the link for more information.
We have a lovely stand full of glorious things, knitwear, knitted dogs, knitted cushions, dog and cat books, notebooks, notecards, hand-made dog biscuits and Pugg boots.
Do come and see us.
More sale info to follow
We’ve made it into the Daily Mail sidebar, our little Dachshund and Pointer are featured between Christina Aguilera and Courtney Cox, and quite near Rhianna and Rylan, we’re so proud.
Here’s the (incredibly long) link http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2234120/We-knit-merry-Christmas-Adorable-new-books-teach-make-woolly-reindeer-fluffy-dogs-unique-thrifty-gifts-impress-family-friends.html
Do feel free to like/Tweet/Pinterest/Tumblr us
Do come to see us at the Selvedge Fair at Old Chelsea Town Hall, on Saturday November 10th from 10 to 4, where we will be selling all our knitted dogs, cats, books, knit kits and a selection of our cashmere knitwear.
Here is one of the loveliest dogs in our new book, Best in Show, 25 more dogs to knit. We will be showing him and all our others AND our knitwear, kits, books, notebooks etc etc at MADE in London from 26-28th October at One Marylebone, here is the link:http://www.madelondon.org if you would like more info
And here is our old friend the black sheep, spotted in Hereford last week - the animated sheep jumper.
They are still available in knitting pattern form from http://www.p-hop.co.uk/index.php/2012/05/iconic-sheep-sweater-comes-to-phop/ they are raising funds for the admirable Medecins sans Frontiers, so please give them a donation.
And finally - more fridge craft
For those who want to know how to assemble the pug’s head, work an i-cord tail, shape a dog’s head and many of the more complex methods used to make a knitted dog, we are running a two day workshop at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London on October 12th and 13th. During the short course you will taken on a curated tour of dogs in art at the museum, learn to knit a Jack Russell from our first book and a Golden Retriever from our second book, learn all techniques for knitting the dogs, discover how we design them and learn a little about our knitwear business. Bring a photograph of your dog and we show you how to knit your dog using patterns from our books. Both kits will be included in the cost of the course. To book a place, here is the link.
We hope to see you there.
MISTAKES DOGS 2
P69 RIGHT FRONT LEG
Row 21 K6cr, k3ar
P70 LEFT SIDE OF BODY
Row 19: Incar, p11ar, p23cr, p2togcr
NECK AND HEAD
Row 28: P2, p2tog, p1, p2tog, p2. (7 sts)
Row 29: Knit.
WIRE HAIRED DACHSHUND
NECK AND HEAD
Row 19: take out 1st K2kem, loopy st 3mu…..
Sew down back and 3cms down bottom
RIGHT BACK LEG
Row 7: K1, loopy st 1, inc, loopy st 1, inc, loopy st 1, k1. (9 sts)
Row 8: Purl
Row 9: K1, loopy st 1, k2, loopy st 1, k2, loopy st 1, k1.
Row 10: Purl.
Neck and Head
Row 18: p2togmo,p3pr,p2mo,p2pr,p1mo,p2togmo. (11 sts)
Row 64: (P2tog) twice. (2 sts)
Row 65: K2tog and fasten off.
ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIEL
ROW 23: should read K4bl, k4cl, k4bl, w & t
all subsequent k rows need to be p rows and all subsequent p rows need to be k rows until row 34.
On a more cheerful note, there was a lovely full page photograph of our Pointer in You Magazine on 2nd Sept
here’s the link.
We are now officially “trending”.
We’ve included patterns for a Greyhound, Shih Tzu, Border Terrier, Pointer, English Springer Spaniel, Boxer, Chihuahua, Lurcher, Doberman, etc.
To coincide with the new book we’ll be bringing out 4 new kits, a Bichon Frise, Border Terrier, Golden Retriever and King Charles Cavalier Spaniel. These should be on line this week.
We are thrilled with the book and here are a few of our favourites.
WIRE HAIRED DACHSHUND
SHEILA’S PYGMY GOATS IN DEVON
BOYS OF A CERTAIN AGE WITH BIG HAIR IN LONDON
THREE (SLIGHTLY MISERABLE) DOGS IN A BOAT
To belatedly celebrate the Jubilee here are a selection of corgis we have spotted over the past few weeks.
Floral corgis at Chelsea Flower Show
Pin The Tail On The Corgi
Marmite’s Royal Poster
Our Royal Tribute
Do send us any of your own corgi sightings.
Aren’t they the loveliest thing, their mother is Violet owned by Amynta the proprieter of the very fine mail order company Tulip and Nettle, gorgeous clothes for children and adults, almost as gorgeous as Violet’s babies.
Have a look at the website http://www.tulipandnettle.com/
Important information for all you Sheep Jumper pattern hounds, we have let a website called P-hop have it so if you would like a copy of the pattern could you contact them, their website is
They are raising funds for Medecins sans Frontiers, so in exchange for this iconic, vintage, slice of royal history, we would like you to make a small contribution. – We feel she would have approved.
From Thursday 15th March to Sunday 18th at Olympia, we’ll be there, come and see us, bring us your questions and comments, bring us your dogs and cats, we’ll have a good selection with us, plus books, which we’ll be delighted to sign, and for the first 50 customers, a free knitting bag too.
Here’s the link with all the details
and here in case you didn’t catch it, is a still from our film Uggie gets an Oscar, here he is being presented with it, by a knitted canine version of Brangelina. Uggie and his Oscar will be coming with us to Stitch and Craft.
We felt we had to make our own tribute to Uggie the undisputed star of The Artist, so here he is with the oscar that he won’t be receiving, so we’ve made him his own.
Here he is again performing his famous lying on his back trick.
and again on the red carpet.
You can make your own Uggie, from Knit your own Dog, just do the Jack Russell, We have made Uggie in fine Rowan Heritage Tweed, 376 Bell Busk, with Reeth 372 markings, as he is a rough haired Jack Russell. The Oscar is made out of Bendicks Bittermint papers and the end part of a screwdriver and the red carpet is a sock.
TO SEE OUR NEW MOVIE ‘Uggie Gets his Oscar’ click on the link below:
First spotted in a fake vintage shop in Soho and now on Amazon, the sheep jumper , in it’s old age, has become hipsters kitsch menswear. Here it is available for a remarkable £24.99.
We don’t quite know what to feel about Princess Diana’s old favourite being described as “Mens’s kitsch ironic retro vintage style” but we probably won’t sue and at least if you want one you don’t have to knit it for yourself.
We are sorry to have to admit that there are several mistakes in Best in Show knit your own Cat, or if you are American, just Knit your own Cat. We checked and re-checked the patterns and so did our publishers, but a few have slipped through, spotted by the eagle eyed, Karol and Gill, who also made this fabulous pack (I’m sure that’s not the correct collective noun) of Siamese cats.
Anyway the mistakes are as follows:
BRITISH BLUE p50 LEFT FRONT LEG it says work as for Right Back Leg to ** should be Right FRONT Leg
SIAMESE CAT SITTING. p93 To Make up. No mention is made of sewing up back seam.
BLACK AND WHITE CAT STANDING p105 Left Side of Body row 13 should not have p1sn in middle of row it should read.
Incsn,p3sn,p21bl,incbl,p11bl(39 sts) this also applies to the Right Side of Body
P106, in a fit of insanity we have given this cat 2 tails, the second tail is actually a collar.
BLACK CAT PROWLING p125 Left Side of Body Row 1, it should say p9sts from spare needle of Left Front Leg
the same applies on row 5, p12sts from spare needle of Left Back Leg
RAGDOLL p22 Right side of body has less loopy rows than the left at the moment, so:
Row 19: [k1,loop 1 with 4cm,(1 1/2in) loop) to last to sts, k2tog (38 sts)
We are delighted to have reports of the Battersea Staffie Campaign spreading all over the country, there have been sightings from as far afield as Brixton and Broadstairs, do send us any photos of sightings you may have, here to remind you is what it looks like