I just picked up a copy of Knitted Dolls: Handmade Toys With Designer Wardrobes. This beautiful book is the creation of Arne & Carlos, two Scandinavian designers who first hit the scene with their book 55 Christmas Balls to Knit. That’s another book on my wish list. It will probably be one of my next purchases.
When I opened the package I was immediately impressed by this book. It is absolutely stunning. The pictures throughout the book are incredible. So bright and cheery, it makes you want to go out and knit a new doll right away. At least that’s how I felt. Unfortunately I don’t have the right supplies on hand, so my project will have to wait. I’ll be sure to post a follow-up once I get one of these adorable dolls completed.
The other thing I like about this book is it’s heft. As a hardcover with 200 pages, this book is chalk-full of great information. These projects are designed to be knit as separates. Choose which doll you’d like to make and then select an outfit. The outfits for these dolls truly are designer quality. Nothing boring here, just fun and original ideas that you’ll love to make. And if you let your daughter play with them, she’ll surely enjoy playing dress-up with these dolls.