Knitted Pirates, Princesses, Witches, Wizards and Fairies: Create a Magical World Paperback – 20 Nov 2009
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"This is not a book on how to knit, but a book of patterns for a knitter of intermediate or higher experience who knows a decent repertoire of stitches and other knitting know-how." --MyShelf.com
"This gorgeous book gives detailed patterns for five dolls, each standing approximately 45cm (18in) high. Each has a basic knitted body, which is then transformed into a witch, wizard, fairy, princess or pirate by adding hair, clothes and accessories." --"Machine Knitting Monthly"
"Wow! Forget cuddly and cute, these are 18 inch high, soft, knitted dolls with attitude." "--Slipknot"
About the Author
Born in England but now living in Western Australia, Annette Hefford started her working life as a tracer and progressed into technical illustration. After arriving in Australia she studied psychology and computer science, and continues her interest in computer graphics by designing and making her own sculptured greetings cards for family and friends. Annette likes to combine structure with style and imagination in her work, and later in life found herself designing and selling both hand- and machine-made knitwear. She now enjoys knitting dolls and toys she has designed herself, as well as those designed by other people.
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Thank you Annette Hefford for thinking of these colourful characters and thank you Searchpress for supporting her creations.
The basic body is the same for all 10 dolls. The 1st three dolls are a variation of each other (an ugly witch, a young witch and 'mistress kate')where the colours and faces are different. The pirate is unique and looks like a pirate played by a rather famous actor! The father christmas and the wizard are variations of each other but the clothes are slightly different. the Princesses are the same except for the cloaks. the fairies are identical except for the colours used. All the dolls have accessories incl swords, wands, bags etc.Despite the 'sameness' of some of the patterns by just changing something simple like the colour or facial expression, you end up with a completely different doll. There are tips through-out the book on variations and changes and because the dolls are the same size the clothes can be interchanged.
The patterns are suitable for confident intermediate and advanced knitters - much too difficult for beginners.
I haven't started knitting yet but am going to this weekend - i can't make up my mind which character i want to knit!
Ps - i have started knitting the pirate and the pattern is easy to follow and the hands of the doll are just too cute, although a bit finicky to knit. This is a fantastic book!!!
I love this book and can't wait to get started with it, it's exactly what I wanted. I hope to customise some of the patterns to make angel dolls and am delighted at how easy these patterns seem for such elaborate and gorgeous creations. I really hope the author is one who has chance to check her reviews because I want to switch to capitals and exclaim in text-speak, which is something I never do, about how fabulous these patterns are. And I wonder if you'd like to see pictures when I've made a lovely blokey angel for my next year Christmas tree?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent! easy to follow instructions I would highly recommend hisPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Quite a few errors for a printed book, some of the instructions poorly written.Published 2 months ago by Katrina Harvey
Lovely pattern book bought for a present, I'm not the knitter but the recipient thought the book was great !Published 3 months ago by Oxford Mum
Love this book, easy to follow instructions and
A variety of different dolls to make.
My friend loved her fairies n pirates knitting book that i brought her for christmas. Apparently it was one she had wanted for ages. Thank youPublished 7 months ago by Helen Earley