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Faux Taxidermy Knits


This was another one of those books which I desperately wanted to buy but suspected (quite rightly) that my basic knitting skills would be totally inadequate to complete any of the projects. Therefore, when I visited Louise's stand at the Knitting & Stitching Show back in October, I bought the book with a view to giving it to my Mum for Christmas (which I did). Doesn't mean that I love it any less though.... DSC_7110


Louise Walker's book contains 15 different wild animal inspired patterns, for all skill levels. Of course the things I like the best are the ones I'll be incapable of - maybe I need to renew last year's failed resolution (which was to knit a pair of socks - if I can manage that I can manage anything, surely?). I have spotted one pattern which I think I might be able to have a go at though, the pheasant.


Considering borrowing the book back to try this one. Other favourites include the wolf headdress (which I love but probably wouldn't wear if I'm honest)...


and the owl cosy....


The book is split into sections - Wearables and Habitat, so if you're not brave enough to wear a fox scarf there's still something for your home, and a handy few pages of techniques at the end (which my Mum, who is a seasoned knitter, advises me is very good and easy to follow).

Faux Taxidermy Knits by Louise Walker is published by David and Charles and is available now.