Knitting with Dog Hair

Better a Sweater from a Dog You Know and Love Than from a Sheep You'll Never Meet

15 November 2024


The beloved classic returns with this brand-new edition, teaching readers to spin and knit clothing out of dog hair—now with new dog breeds!

No, it’s not a joke! First published in 1994, Knitting With Dog Hair taught a generation of readers how to gather, spin and knit dog hair into wearable garments of all kinds, from Malamute mittens to Collie caps. Defying incredulity, the book became a cult sensation, featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and even People. This thirtieth-anniversary edition does more than just shed light on what had previously been an obscure practice: in expanded form, it provides tip-filled, easy-to-use advice on:

•How to harvest, clean and store your pooch’s fur.

•How to modify your patterns to accommodate pet-spun yarn.

•How to find experienced pet-hair spinners.

With “an extensive catalogue raisonne of the various breeds” (The New York Times) and several handy patterns, this illustrated guide is the creative answer to that vexing shedding problem. As the saying goes, you can’t teach an old dog new tricks—but you can knit its hair.



178 x 229 mm • 112 pages


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