[Giveaway] Knitted Cats and Kittens CLOSED


I’m incredibly excited to announce that this month I have teamed up with Sue Stratford to bring you a copy of her book, “Knitted Cats and Kittens“. This combines two of my greatest loves – cats and knitting! Hurrah. I know that a lot of you share these loves, so I would urge you to enter the giveaway.

Knitted Cats and Kittens by Sue Stratford
Knitted Cats and Kittens by Sue Stratford

Not only do you get a copy of the book, but it is also signed! Before I tell you how you can enter, let me try persuade you a little bit more how much you want this book.

Knitted Cats and Kittens by Sue Stratford.
Knitted Cats and Kittens by Sue Stratford.

Knitted Cats and Kittens – Review

Beginning of book

With 112 pages of glory, Knitted Cats and Kittens goes through the usual knitting introductions for us. This is not a book intended for someone who has never knitted before and I really like these two pages as they are concise and clear, without being condescending – something I often find in non-beginners books.

The glorious contents page.
The glorious contents page.

The first two pages are materials and equipment. I adore the way Sue discusses some of the less usual materials that people who have not yet made toys may not have experienced before – I use her tips on toy filling all the time. Her ideas on how to make safety eyes look good are ingenious, and definitely something I will be utilising when Digger‘s eyes finally arrive!

The technique sections talks us through finishing techniques and some of the needlework techniques less commonly used by knitters – such as some embroidery stitches. This would be a fabulous introduction to decorating your knitting in ways that are not intrinsic to the stitch.

Main Content

The rest of the book is dedicated to the patterns – and what cats they are! All of the photos I’ve included are snapshots of the pages from the book, but they are by no means all of the patterns.

My favourite is definitely Clematis, closely followed by Rainbow and Doorstop Cat. The patterns are pretty, true to the nature of cats (cuddly, playful, cute) and useful. Doorstop Cat is actually a doorstop! Pretty cool, huh?

Clematis - isn't she gorgeous?
Clematis – isn’t she gorgeous?
Rainbow Cat!
Rainbow Cat!
Doorstop Cat...I would call him Gordon.
Doorstop Cat…I would call him Gordon.

Not only do you get to make cats, but Sue includes a Monster Cat, some mice, accessories, clothes…

Monster Cat-----rarrrr
Monster Cat—–rarrrr

I will tell you a secret – I bought this book for myself when I saw it back in February, when I had no money. I loved it that much. I haven’t knitted a single thing from it, but when I’m feeling really down, I flick through it and plot what I will make when I haven’t got Christmas knitting to do…

A Siamese, a bed and mice...all from the book.
A Siamese, a bed and mice…all from the book.
Family of cats!
Family of cats!
Furballs with an accessory you can make from the book!
Furballs with an accessory you can make from the book!
Valentino stole my heart <3
Valentino stole my heart <3

So I’m sure you’re all desperate to know how to win it…

Knitted Cats and Kittens – Enter

We are heading back to a month-long giveaway this month, as I want to give everyone a chance. The giveaway will close at 5 pm GMT on November 15th, 2013. It is open to everyone from anywhere and the draw will be random, thanks to the random number generator on Excel!

To enter, let me know which of the photos featured here you would make, and what you would call your cat.

You can get additional entries – up to three – by sharing this blog-post on a social networking site such as Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter, and letting me know on this post that you have done so.

Please make sure you leave contact details so I can get in touch with the winner.

Much love,

Corrie xx

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40 Responses to [Giveaway] Knitted Cats and Kittens CLOSED

  1. Deborah from Pawfords says:

    Hi there,
    Hope I’m entering this right :)
    I would have to knit Valentino first and rename him
    ‘Paw-varotti the Love Muffin!’
    Deborah xxx

  2. Neva says:

    Cute kitties. I’d like to make the rainbow cat, in oranges and white, and call him Vagabond.

  3. Rebecca Jean says:

    Door Stop cat with a tentative name of Blocky ;)
    Sharing on Tumblr, Pinterest and Facebook :)

  4. jessicac says:

    I would make the Siamese, with bed and mice! And I would call him Seymour. Thanks for the chance!

  5. Rose S. says:

    I would make the rainbow cat and I would name her Priscilla the Precious.

    Thank you for the opportunity to win a really awesome book.

  6. Tammy Mattson says:

    I would make Clematis and I would name her Buttercup!

  7. Meghan says:

    I’d make Doorstop Cat, and I’d call him Sir Otis!

  8. Spindle Imp says:

    I would make many many Furballs with an accessory because I’m sure my IRL Furballs would love to play with them.

    Oh and I’m sharing this on both facebook and Pinterest. :-)

  9. Regula says:

    I would love to knit Valention with his big heart. Although I would name my cat Cementine. I shared your give-away on my facebook page (Babajezas Wundertüte) and pinned it on Pinterest. The books looks wonderful.

  10. Sheena says:

    What a fantastic book!

    I would knit the siamese cat with a bed full of mice and call her Mizzy MausKat.

  11. Linda says:

    I would make the Doorstop Cat and name it Mocha because that is my cat’s name. Thanks for the chance to win the book!

    lmecoll on Ravelry

  12. What to knit them all, so hard to choose one patt,
    I went for Siamese, abed and mice. but oh dear someone else has picked that one, so had to go back and I change it to Family of cats.
    Thank you, lovely book.
    from Margaret

  13. moo2moo@hotmail.co.uk says:

    Judging by the squeals from the Demonic Daughters I suspect I’d be roped into making the fluffy kittens as DD1 has pointed out they’d make fab Christmas tree decorations. As for names the girls have pointed out that no one actually names their tree decorations but if they did, purely hypothetically speaking we’d have to go with Celyn and Eiddew (Welsh for Holly and Ivy).

  14. Margaret says:

    I would make Valentino and name him Shiver in remembrance of our black cat that looked just like him

  15. Connie K. says:

    I would knit Valentino and call him Hershey – because he looks like he loves chocolate as much as I do!

  16. Nancy says:

    I would definitely knit up Gordon to sit on the loveseat with me for tv watching. Since we have two dogs who will not sit with me and knit, I think I would knit her up in red wool and name her Shirley (Goodness and Mercy follow us around but don’t sit on the chairs).

  17. Nancy says:

    OK, I just pinned it onto my Knitting and Crochet Board on Pinterest. Please enter me again :o)

  18. Sheila says:

    I’d make one of the tuxedo cats and call him Tuft in memory of my 17 year old tuxedo cat I lost last spring.

  19. Lindaran (on Rav) says:

    Clematis is certainly gorgeous and would be a blast to make, but the little Siamese reminds me of my dear departed Sanibel, so she would have to come first. And while the doorstop kitty is certainly useful, I wouldn’t have to make a ‘get under your feet and trip you’ kitty, because I’ve already got one of those!

  20. Lindaran (on Rav) says:

    Liked and shared on Facebook
    (thanks for the giveaway – this looks like a fantastic, fun book and will certainly go on my wish list!)

  21. Stefanie says:

    Oh awesome – this giveaway closes the day before my birthday! I’d love to make the Valentino Stole My Heart cat – what a cutie! And if I knit him with grey yarn, he’d kind of look like my kitty Robin! Thanks for the book review & rad giveaway!

  22. Tammy Mattson says:

    While I want to knit all of them, I would start with Clematis! I would name her “Buttercup”. That’s because Clematis is from the buttercup family and she would become part of my family. ;)

    Shared on Facebook and Pintrest

  23. jacky edwards says:

    I love them all, would need to start at the beginning and work my way through them all:)

  24. jacky edwards says:

    liked and shared on facebook

  25. Carmen says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. I love the Siamese cat – and especially with the mice! My cat would be Pia

  26. Bronwyn says:

    I think Ranita would enjoy knitting several of these for friends, possibly Rainbow Cat (despite the stripes being horizontal) who I would then have to rename Big Foot.

  27. linda says:

    I would make the black and white cat and call her Poppy, as she is just like my cat.
    I’ve retweeted you too.

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