From Library Journal
Since their debut in 1959, Barbie dolls have enjoyed immense popularity, and over the years they have become a much-sought-after collectible for adults as well as children. This compilation of patterns by well-known knitwear designer Epstein should encourage young people or their parents and grandparents to knit a wardrobe of small garments and accessories for Barbie and her boyfriend, Ken. Included are more than 50 designs for sweaters, accessories, jackets, evening dresses, faux fur coats even a wedding dress. All designs include full-color illustrations of Barbies modeling the garments in scenes with miniature props, as well as a materials list, notes, gauge information, and step-by-step instructions. Knowledge of the fundamental skills of knitting is assumed. Generally recommended for even the smallest public library.
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This eye-catching knitting book will please the Barbie lover who knits very well. The outfits and accessories are attractive and fashionable, but the projects are for the advanced knitter. Here Barbie can wear the popular styles of the 1990s: the sweater jacket, the fuzzy sleeveless shell, and the funky "fur" coat. Also included are 1940s- and 1960s-style day dresses, classic evening gowns, and two wedding dresses. The book presents lots of winter wear, but there are shorts and swimsuits as well. Epstein included a few sweaters for Ken, but Barbie's wardrobe takes center stage. There is a reason for the beauty and cuteness of the clothing: most of the outfits call for higher-priced materials (cashmere, angora) found only in specialty craft and knitting stores. But, because the instructions are clear and the photographs striking, most talented knitters will enjoy this book. Michelle KaskeCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved