Get Some Stately Home Chic with Faux Taxidermy Knits

Do you love the idea of an animal head adorning your living room or crave the luxurious feel of a mink stole around your neck, but can’t quite stomach real taxidermy? Well, now you can capture the essence of stately home chic (and pretend you’re an extra from Downton Abbey) with the selection of kitsch knitting patterns inside Faux Taxidermy Knits.

From the cute and quirky to the wild and wacky, this tongue-in-cheek collection of animal knitting patterns is unique to say the least! The trend for faux taxidermy has spread from imitation animal heads for your home to fun accessories for you to wear out and about, and this book has it all covered.

Faux Taxidermy Knits is written by Louise Walker, best known by her Sincerely Louise handle, whose aim is “to encourage and inspire as many people as possible to learn to knit and to create something fun with a big personality.” Her work has been widely featured in the press, from Tatler to Buzzfeed, and it’s no surprise that it’s been turning heads.

Inside the book, you’ll find a host of animal knitting patterns inspired by the classic taxidermy items that you’d find in any stately home or well-to-do wardrobe, but presented in a fun and modern way. The accessories range from a fabulous fox stole to a luxurious mink wrap, a furry racoon hat, a lucky rabbit’s foot charm, and a trés chic crocodile makeup bag.

There are also a range of knitted animals for your home, including a moose head to give your dining room a sense of grandeur, pheasants to hang in the kitchen or pantry, and a magnificent tiger rug to cosy up with by the fire.

If you love unusual knitting or have been inspired by the trend for faux taxidermy knits, this is the collection for you. The projects will be admired by adults and children alike, and there’s a range of designs to suit all skill levels.

Once you’ve knitted your animal pattern, you can then join the community in the online trophy room of “WKSL” (Who’s Knitting Sincerely Louise) and even get featured as “MOTM” (Maker of the Month) on the Sincerely Louise website.

The Faux Taxidermy Knits eBook collection contains all the patterns; if you’re after just one, you can purchase the patterns separately, too. So follow the links below and go wild with your knitting!


Capture the essence of stately home chic!