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Knitted Dolls: Handmade Toys with a Designer Wardrobe, Knitting Fun for the Child in All of Us Hardcover – June 1, 2012
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Arne and Carlos now aspire to bring a little of the fun to you with a fantastic collection of knitted dolls, as well as instruction for creating a charming knitted wardrobe for them. Based on the dolls Arne and Carlos used during their career in the fashion design industry (they would design clothing in miniature before transforming it into “human” sizes), you’ll find easy-to-knit instructions for five doll bodies and tips for giving them features. Then, you get to dress them up! From underwear to overcoats, you'll find miniature knits to suit all seasons. With themes supplied to organize the patterns and ignite your imagination—“To the Mountains,” “Coffee Break,” “Ship Ahoy!”—you’re destined to find yourself transported into another (albeit smaller) world.
Whether knitting dolls for your own enjoyment, or to collect and give to a child or grandchild, the playful universe created by Arne and Carlos is one you’ll enjoy exploring. Designs are appropriate for knitters of every ability level, although advanced knitters can also resize the patterns to knit favorite garments for people—just like Arne and Carlos did in their “designer days.”
• Color photos and easy-to-knit instructions
• Knitted doll bodies in several variations
• Tips and ideas for bringing your dolls to life with facial features and individual expressions
• Step-by-step designs for a doll-size wardrobe, from basic garments to accessories, with unique miniature knits for all tastes and seasons
Top customer reviews
I read it cover-to-cover last night (along with my other pair of books by these authors).
Their stories are marvelous, their teaching is clear, the patterns are clear and well detailed, and their generosity with techniques and teaching tips to help knitters newer to the craft is truly wonderful. And, most importantly, their teaching is correct!
This may not be the book a true beginner knitter might start with for projects. But, it offers straight-forward projects that are not stretch goals once that knitter has confidence in the basic knitting skills. Those are cast on, cast off, knit, purl, basic increases and decreases.
What a pleasure to own not only this book, but also the authors' Christmas balls volume and the Easter volume. I haven't had such a charge from other knitters' work in years. Arne and Carlos, keep up the terrific work. Your love of life, creative output, and your clear passion for hard work really shows in your creative pursuits.
All I can say is "wow!". The book itself is beautiful; the photographs are full of color and inspiration. The technique for making knitted eyes is worth the price of the book. The tiny, detailed doll clothes are cuter than cute.
I plan to knit several items from the book, and I can't wait to get started!
If I could only have one author's books (or pair of authors, to be exact), this would be the one!
I just wish that they would consider publishing a book of the Barbie items they have made and show in this book.