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37 people found this helpful
on 3 June 2010
This is a beautiful book, one that you will keep picking up just to enjoy browsing through. The dolls are fairly simple to knit, if you can knit, purl, increase and decrease you will have no trouble with the knitting part. Sewing up, while time consuming, is also easy. Any extra shaping is clearly explained and pictured.
So where's the catch? The hard part is making the eyes and hair. The eyes are painted with acrylic paints onto felt and then varnished. Well I cheated and used my kids' felt tip pens and clear nail varnish which looks similar in the end. The hair I found difficult because there was only a short paragraph on the hair and no photos, so I felt a bit lost in the dark. I also found a mistake in the first bikini I tried (and found it way too small to fit the doll), so I will keep trying the clothes on and adjusting as I knit from now on.
Overall, I am very happy I got this book, it is already my favourite pattern book. The dolls look great on the page and even better knitted up. You won't regret buying this one.