Sweet Little Knits for Kids and Their Dolls
Little ones love to dress just like their favorite dolls or stuffed animals. In "Just Like Me Knits," Brandy Fortune shows you how to create nineteen modern projects for children, with nineteen matching projects for 15-to-18-inch toy figures, perfect for Bamboletta and other popular dolls. Knit everyday favorites such as a striped raglan sweater for an adventurous boy to run around in; fancy dress-up clothes, including a princess ballerina wrap; and accessories like the irresistible lace socks that can be made to fit mom, child, or doll.
As the parent of two young, energetic girls and cofounder of the popular children's magazine "Petit Purls," Brandy Fortune is a practical knitter. She keeps the projects in this book simple and fast, making them accessible for busy beginners yet interesting enough for more experienced knitters. You ll find everything you need to start knitting right away, including:
sizing, measuring, and customization help for creating children's clothes
nineteen easy-to-follow patterns for garments and accessories for girls and boys age 3 through 10
a short guide to hand-sewing basic doll clothes, with five original patterns to create complete outfits for any doll or toy
a quick primer on knitting techniques and resources
The only thing that can make a handknit garment for a child even more special is a matching one for his or her huggable friend. You ll love making these adorable projects for the children in your life, and they ll love to help choose what they and their favorite dolls will wear.
About the Author
BRANDY FORTUNE is coeditor of the popular online magazine "Petite Purls." Her roles include editor, photo editor, photographer, designer, and website developer. She also has a collection of knitting patterns for children and dolls under an independently published line called "Pixie Purls." She lives in Georgia with her husband and their two daughters. Visit Brandy at www.pixiepurls.com.