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on 20 May 2013
I bought this to find patterns for 18" dolls as it says but not all the patterns are written for this size. It has patterns for small, medium and large dolls but they are separate designs. I could probably adapt them to be fair but I expected each pattern to be written out for 18" dolls. I haven't tried anything but patterns look complicated as they assume quite a lot of knitting or crochet knowledge already. They have taken a lot of time dressing and posing the dolls but not spent enough time on the patterns in my opinion.
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on 26 December 2012
Fantastic selection of outfits to knit and crochet. This book might be a little pricy for some people but it has a brilliant selection of outfits for all occasions.I just love it and would recommend it to those enthusiastic about knitting and designing clothes for dolls. I love it and can't wait to start producing some of the designs.
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on 22 April 2013
The photographs were super. The ideas were excellent. The font was very small which was a problem for me. The instructions were confusing and in places used terms I have not heard - e.g. seed stitch - and there was no glossary to explain them.
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on 9 December 2013
I do have my reservations about it. Beautifully photographed and well displayed outfits which are imaginative and will attract any child. They even had the sense to use dolls which are currently fairly easily available from online retailers - I spotted a Kids 'n' Cats boy doll towards the end! However each outfit is designed for one size of doll - small, medium or large - which fits within a specific size range. In addition nowhere in my copy could I find any information about tension gauge and without this important piece of information it's rather difficult to get started. Many of the yarns will have to be substituted as they are not available in the UK. There is no way of knowing, especially with crochet patterns, that the designer is working with a standard gauge.

Finally it's a pity, given that the patterns are each for one size of doll and not for all three, that the publisher didn't lay all the small, medium and large patterns together instead of jumbled up. It does make finding something to knit for the size of doll you have more difficult.

Again, beautiful designs but not one of my top recommendations for purchase.
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on 4 January 2013
this book wasnt written for the english knitter,you need to check the wool ply,as it goes by weights,some lovely patterns though,many unusual,great crochet patterns too
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on 4 June 2013
I bought this medium priced book to make the array of lovely dolls clothes for an 18" doll only to discover that alternative sizes for each pattern are not included. As I was not in possession of the doll ( grandaughter's) I had to guess how much larger to make the items. Sadly, wouldn't recommend this for that reason.
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on 15 January 2015
The illustrations are lovely but after knitting one jacket from the book I will not be attempting anything else. The patterns are translated from Norwegian by someone who appears to know nothing about knitting patterns! I am a relatively experienced knitter but found the pattern confusing and had to interpret/guess some aspects. Disappointed.
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on 30 November 2012
this book has really lovely knitted dolls clothes and very easy to make and the book is really nicely laid out
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on 12 November 2014
There are some very nice outfits to knit and crochet ,my only criticism is that most were knitted on circular needles and I prefer knitting on two needles it's fiddley to try and convert .
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on 19 February 2013
great patterns. clear and concise. fun to make. For anybody who like to make dolls clothes or has a child with a doll - this book is excellent. Some lovely patterns in this, and great to do
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