Knitted DollsHandmade Toys with a Designer Wardrobeby Arne & Carlos
Scandinavian knitting sensations Arne and Carlos (authors of 55 Christmas Balls to Knit) admit that they both have an “inner child” who, in their case, is more present than not! They find great inspiration in quirkiness and whimsy, and their trademark style and sense of humor is in a large part “fresh” and “unique” because of their ability to see the world “through a child’s eyes.”
Arne and Carlos now aspire to bring a little of the fun to you, with this, a fantastic collection of knitted dolls, as well as instructions for building a charming knitted wardrobe around them. Based on the dolls Arne and Carlos used during their career in the fashion design industry (they would design clothing in miniature before transforming them into “human” sizes), you’ll find easy-to-knit instructions for five doll bodies and tips for giving them features. Then, you get to dress them up! From underwear to overcoats, you’ll find miniature knits to suit all seasons. With themes supplied to organize the patterns and ignite your imagination– “To the Mountains,” “Coffee Break,” Ship Ahoy!” –you’re destined to find yourself transported into another (albeit smaller) world.
Whether knitting dolls for your own enjoyment, or to collect and give to a child or grandchild, the playful universe created by Arne and Carlos is one you’ll enjoy exploring. Designs are appropriate for knitters of every ability level, although advanced knitters can also resize the patterns to knit favorite garments for humans–just like Arne and Carlos did in their “designer days.”