I saw this book last week and thought I could resist but have given up and now have it on order.
I was speaking to the lady that owns my LYS and her complaint was Kate's face is not pretty enough in this knitted version to make her want to stock the book.
I was not deterred, especially after hearing that when she recently make a knitted Little Mermaid, the face went totally wrong.
I'm looking forward to doing the embroidery on the faces and those TOTALLY CUTE teeny little hats.
I think the Duke medals and stuff are going to be a lot of fun.
This is a fantastic idea for a book, a knitting binge and a keepsake.
I will update this review when I've got a couple of the figures under my hat.
I was so glad that it uses DK, I'm no fan of 4-ply.
I might also make the little dogs into key fobs or bag charms..... oH WHAT FUN !!!!!
I have now received the book and am extremely happy with it. All the little clothes and the figures themselves are constructed by making 2 pieces. That means you won't need Double Pointed Knitting Needles ! How fantastic is that!
The increasing and decreasing methods are my favourites: K2tog/ SSK + KF&B/ M1F
As all the pieces (except for the shoes) use Double Knitting Yarn, that means you can get lots of colours from the TAPESTRY WOOL range at your local yarn store.
I'm so excited about this book because eventually I intend to use the pattern templates to create versions of my own family !!!