Designer, author, teacher, and knitting celebrity Nicky Epstein has created a stylish delight: 25 playful, fashion-forward patterns for 18-inch dolls. Nicky speaks fondly of the dolls that inspired her designs and explains the techniques for measuring a doll, adapting patterns, and choosing yarn and needles. The adorable pieces range from classic to chic, and include everything from hats and coats to dresses, skirts, tops, and pants—a tiny, complete wardrobe of Nicky Epstein originals!
Nicky Epstein presents an enchanting collection of fantasy and fairy tale costumes for the popular 18-inch dolls. The beloved author has created 22 imaginative patterns featuring favorite characters, including Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and Peter Pan, as well as a dragon, unicorn, witch, fairy, mermaid, wizard, and pirate. Plus, there are three matching accessory patterns for little girls, so they can dress up in whimsical knits too! Each doll is presented in a beautifully photographed and creatively designed setting to match its costume, sure to inspire everyone who loves make-believe and magic.
“Enticing designs that have a Sixties flair.Recommended for all public libraries.”—Library Journal An acclaimed knitwear designer offers more than 75 fabulous crochet patterns to dress Barbie in style—all invitingly illustrated in full color. Ranging from casual to dressy, these chic and stylish garments and accessories will suit all of Barbie’s many moods. Choose an elegant Chanel-inspired suit and fur-trimmed jacket, or a breathtaking wedding gown for Barbie’s big day. For those lazy days of summer there are swimsuits, cover-ups, and a backpack for Barbie to take on the go. There are even afghans and pillows to keep Barbie’s home cozy. Each pattern is an original and requires only a minimal investment of time and materials. The author lives in New York, NY.
What girl doesn't want to dress just like her favourite doll? People really love Barbie - as the success of Nicky Epstein's Crochet for Barbie Doll [registered] and Knits for Barbie Doll[registered] so clearly proved. Following on the heels of those bestsellers, Epstein, one of today's hottest knitwear designers, has come up with a new twist: matching ensembles for Barbie and her young owners, too. They are enjoyable to knit, make great gifts, and even beginning knitters can complete many of these 20 fun garments and accessories. Choose from colourful everyday clothing and fantasy wear, including tankinis, sweater and hat sets, a go-go dress, flower-power poncho, fairy costume, tutu, and more. There are even some patterns for adults, and for male admirers. * Now your daughters can dress up in real clothes that match the ones worn by their Barbie dolls. * Barbie dolls have been the most popular girls' toy since the 1950s and are now beloved by grown up women who have owned them since they were young girls.
This official Barbie knitwear book allows the reader to give every girl's favourite doll a wardrobe worthy of her popularity. The 75 stylish patterns include vintage looks, wedding dresses, sportswear, beachwear, and bags and accessories.
Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Knitting Year-Round for Christmas, Hanukkah, and Winter Solstice
Author: Melanie Falick
Publisher: Open Road Media
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
The author of Knitting in America offers more than 50 winter knitting projects—from classic holiday decorations to stylishly original gifts. For many people, the best part of the winter holidays is the anticipation: planning the perfect gifts, decorating the house, looking forward to seeing family and friends. Holidays can be particularly special for knitters, whose preparations often start months in advance and involve their own creations. In Handknit Holidays best-selling knitting author Melanie Falick presents an eclectic collection of more than 50 original gifts, decorations, and clothing pieces for Christmas, Hanukkah, and the winter solstice, providing year-round inspiration for knitters of all levels. Created by top knitwear designers, the projects include colorful ornaments; funky and classic Christmas stockings; a wire-and-bead menorah; sparkly ribbon scarves; a poncho and matching dog sweater; and a range of super-quick projects for that last-minute holiday rush, from a Santa hat, to elf caps, to flower pins. Rounding out the volume are a few grand projects—an Aran tree skirt, a patchwork afghan, a lace shawl—destined to become family heirlooms, plus features on such topics as the origin of the Christmas stocking, the meaning of the winter solstice, knitting for charities, strategies for finishing holiday knitting (on schedule!), and even a delicious recipe for festive crescent cookies. Beautifully photographed by Susan Pittard, Handknit Holidays is a creative celebration of the holiday season and a treasure for all knitters who seek to bring more of their own handwork—and artistry—into their daily lives and their holiday festivities.
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