Knitted Safari by Sarah Keen

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See the ‘Big Five’ by embarking on a safari of the knitted kind from the comfort of your armchair. Sarah Keen’s latest book is packed full of 25 fabulous safari animals to knit.

Knitted Safari: A Collection of Exotic Knits to Make

Experience the thrill of seeing the Big Five by embarking on a safari of the knitted kind from the comfort of your armchair. Sarah Keen's latest book is packed full of fabulous safari animals to knit, as well as a jeep to take you on your imaginary adventure of a lifetime.

Inside you will find 25 animals including: 

  • Elephants
  • Lions
  • Rhinos
  • Leopards
  • Buffalo
  • Flamingos
  • Chimps
  • Zebras
  • Hippos
  • Anteaters

The projects are fun, safe, and washable. Choose your favourites or make them all and be able to entertain children for hours while they learn about these wonderful creatures.

If you are a novice knitter, or simply need to brush up on your skills, you will find a techniques section at the back of the book explaining everything you need to know to make the projects.

Contributor Bio(s)

Sarah Keen is a freelance pattern designer and finds calculating rows and stitches challenging but fascinating. She is experienced in designing knitted toys for children, and also enjoys writing patterns for charity. She lives in Aberystwyth, Wales.


In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the animals are knitted tonight. This super-cute collection of 27 exotic animals, a four-wheel drive car and a knitted play mat to display them on is great fun for children and adults alike… they could make great stashbusters as well as brilliant knits in their own right.

-Knitting magazine

This book’s handy techniques section makes it ideal for crafters of all skill levels, so even novice knitters should have a go!

-Let's Knit magazine

If you like knitting animals, or want to try, I recommend Knitted Safari: A Collection of Exotic Knits to Make by Sarah Keen. There is a great variety of animals, including both predators and herbivores, to please everyone.

-Underground Crafter Blog

Profusely illustrated throughout, "Knitted Safari" will prove to be a fun and welcome addition to personal and community library Needlecraft instructional reference collections.