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Knitted Dolls With A Designer Wardrobe
Arne and Carlos

Search Press
27 June 2012/ ISBN-13: 9781844488506
How-To Books/Knitting

Reviewed by Rachel A Hyde

Those knitting Norwegians are at it again! This is the follow-up to 55 Christmas Balls To Knit (also reviewed on this site) and has patterns for several dolls, plus lots of clothes to kit them out in.

Expect a lushly illustrated book and you won’t be disappointed. Not only are there lots of large colorful photos of the dolls and their wardrobes, but plenty of inspiring shots of them amongst the treasures owned by the authors in their wonderful home. With its wide open layout, it is easy to follow the instructions, which are mainly in written form but with a few charts. The dolls get to wear all kinds of different outfits, for everyday occasions, walking in the snow, going somewhere special, and even a pajama party. Kit one doll out like punk Lolita, and knit wee woolly versions of the authors, complete with glasses! It is all very colorful and I can imagine any child being thrilled to find one of these dolls peeking out of their stocking Christmas morning. This is not a book that teaches knitting, but would be good for anybody classing themselves as an “improver” and wanting small projects that make up fast and often use up small amounts of yarn. The only alloy in all this is it is a English language reprint of a Norwegian book and therefore gives yarns you can buy over there. If you can find Falk from Dale of Norway all to the good, otherwise you will need to substitute it with something else. This aside, I enjoyed this lively, colorful book and look forward to this duo’s next venture into print.

UK Reviewer: Rachel Hyde's work can be found in Sewing World, Sew Hip, Popular Crafts and other magazines. Her craft blog is Green Thoughts
Reviewed 2012