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Knitted Icons Paperback – October 1, 2007
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Unfortunately, as I worked on Godzilla, I noticed that the assembly instructions are very incomplete! Where is the pattern for his mouth? Where do I sew on his legs? While I think I can cobble this together, I think the author needs to work on her assembly instructions!
I can hardly wait to start on David Bowie!
The book suffers from a lack of precision, especially if compared to someone like Jean Greenhowe, who gives you very specific instructions as to where to place facial features. Greenhowe tells you how many rows and stitches to count from the center; this author tells you to "add features as shown in the photo."
Also, the gloves drove me crazy - they are knitted separately instead of using a color change. They all look like boxing gloves, which is fine for Ali, but not for Jackie O.
That being said, the modest cost of the book, and the inspiration it can provide, makes it worthwhile. I'm glad I bought it, and glad I didn't pay any more for it than I did.
Although unlikely to suit absolute beginners, I would say this book would be appropriate for advanced beginners to intermediate knitters. The items in this book can be knitted in a relatively small period of time and would make ideal presents for fans of pop-culture. The patterns in this book can also be easily modified to make other celebrity dolls (I have plans to make a "Kill Bill" Uma Thurman doll using the Bruce Lee yellow tracksuit, for example). The only reason why I didn't give this five stars was because the patterns for the (sewn) doll clothes are not printed at full size and need to be enlarged (something which I hate doing). Other than that, though, this is a good book which provides a welcome change from the Japanese-style knitted toy books that seem to be flooding the market at the moment.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's amazing , funny and easy even if you don't have a big practice...... It give's you a big desire to start immediatly one of this projectPublished on January 8, 2011 by soscy
The book was boring but I had an idea that I was going a Spongebob Squarepants doll with Patrick and Squidward.Published on January 23, 2009 by Lisa