Knitting Wildlife Author:Ruth Herring and Karen Manners Wild annimals captivate us with their grace and beauty, their compelling strength and sensitivity, but we are increasingly aware of just how vulnerable they and their habitats have become. Knit-wear designers Ruth Herring and KarenManners have been inspired by this predicament of global proportion to create no fewer than 19 fresh and exciting w... more »ildlife designs in association with the Worl Wide Fund for Nature, who will receive royalties from this book.
They have prepared a wide range of styles and garments for all ages. Mother matches baby in solft blue-and-white polar bear and baby seal designs, while father and son both sport proud lioness sweaters. There are suits and tunics as well as jumpers, cardigans and dresses. The style of each garment ingeniously reflects the characters of the animals. Swans float across a cool, classical cardigan; splashes of zebra stripes trimmed with black fringes make a wild party outfit Myriad designs and motifs make each garment refreshingly unusual. Badgers peek through meadoes of bright wild flowers, embroidery and graphic patterns elegantly frame the golden eagle and wildlife conservation slogans appear unexpectedly on sleeves and backs.
All the necessary techniques for knitting the garments are clearly described in a special section at the end of the book and a full-colour stitch chart accompanies each design.« less