Samantha Saunders releases 'Knitting for Toy Dog Breeds'

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New book features cost-saving, easy-to-make knitting patterns for toy dog clothes, accessories

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a creative and practical way for pet owners to customize their pets’ clothing and accessories while effectively saving on cost

TRALEE, Ireland – In her newly-released practical book for knitting enthusiasts, author Samantha Saunders shares some of her fun and easy-to-make knitting projects catering to both beginners and advanced knitters. "Knitting for Toy Dog Breeds" (published by Xlibris UK) features varied sweaters, dresses, toys, hoodies and hats designed for toy dog breeds.

In the winter of 1997, Saunders got her first Chihuahua she affectionately called Jazz. Being that time a cold season, she brought Jazz a pet jacket. To her surprise, the jacket did not fit well. Instead, it left most of Jazz's body exposed to the cold. Pet fashion in 1997 was still very limited and catered mostly only to the larger breeds. So out of necessity, Saunders decided to design her own well-fitting, warm-and-cozy clothing for Jazz. Thus began her knitting journey that evolved from just clothes to also include toys for dogs.

"The satisfaction of accomplishing your project in a relatively short amount of time is a great feeling," says Saunders, "whilst having your pet in stylish and warm apparel and saving money on expensive outfits and toys."

Even with the rising popularity of craft-making and the increasing number of people owning toy dog breeds, there is still a very limited selection of well-fitting sweaters. "Knitting for Toy Dog Breeds" renders a creative and practical way for pet owners to customize their pets’ clothing and accessories while effectively saving on cost.

“Knitting for Toy Dog Breeds”
By Samantha Saunders
Hardcover | 8.5x11in | 108 pages | ISBN 9781499092707
Softcover | 8.5x11in | 108 pages | ISBN 9781499092691
E-Book | 108 pages | ISBN 9781499092714
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Samantha Saunders was born in the United Kingdom and immigrated to Ireland in 1993 with her mom, dad and sister Lin. She has always had a great love of animals and pets were a big part of her family life. Her first dog was a mixed breed collie called Dusty. Her father teased her the evening they brought her home saying, “if she cries all night we can’t keep her.” The next morning, they found her on the kitchen floor fast asleep with Dusty snuggled in her duvet. Saunders currently has four Chihuahuas aged 6 to 13 years - all of which are featured in this book.

Xlibris Publishing UK, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider dedicated to serving authors throughout the United Kingdom. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 0800 056 3182 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisUK on Twitter for the latest news.

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