Item description for Knits for Barbie Doll: 75 Fabulous Fashions for Knitting by Nicky Epstein...
"Here Barbie can wear the popular styles of the 1990s: the sweater jacket, the fuzzy sleeveless shell, and the funky fur coat. Also included are 1940s and 1960s dresses and two wedding dresses....Because the instructions are clear and the photographs striking, most talented knitters will enjoy this book."---Booklist."Generally recommended for even the smallest public library." ---Library Journal.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.9" Width: 8.3" Height: 0.5" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date Mar 28, 2001
Publisher Sixth&Spring Books
ISBN 1931543445 ISBN13 9781931543446
Availability 0 units.
More About Nicky Epstein
Nicky Epstein is a prolific crochet and knitwear designer, the author of numerous bestselling books on crochet and knitting, and a popular teacher who travels nationally and internationally to lecture and give workshops on knitting and crochet technique. She has created designs for many yarn manufacturers, and her work is frequently published in knitting and crochet magazines, including Vogue(r) Knitting, Vogue(r) Knitting, Crochet, and Knit Simple . In 2005 she received a prestigious award from The National NeedleArts Association, and in 2006 her work was featured in a retrospective fashion show at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City, where she lives. "
Nicky Epstein currently resides in New York City, in the state of New York.
Reviews - What do customers think about Knits for Barbie Doll: 75 Fabulous Fashions for Knitting?
Basic and not so fabulous Jan 10, 2007
Unfortunately, the patterns make boxy garments without much shaping. While errors, as noted by an earlier reviewer, are problems, omissions make the book deficient, and a novice would have difficulty. The book offers interesting ideas, but I found making adjustments to the instructions was the only way to get good results.
Great Book Aug 8, 2006
This book is full of great patterns for Barbie. It also really made me laugh. I am not a Barbie collector or enthusiest. I just got it to knit my daughter some pretty Barbie clothes. Each outfit has a description for it as if it were a very exspensive designer piece being bought out of a catalog. I read the whole book as a work of fiction and as a good pattern book.
Knit versus crochet. Aug 5, 2006
I prefer the Crochet For Barbie book. Keep mindful that Barbie bodies thru the years do require slight attire fit-adjustments. Still, pattern errors in this Knit book caused me to wonder if Nicky's book success (she is Barbie's authorized needlecraft fashion maker) caused publr/mfr to seek quick profits without testing their knit-to-crochet pattern translation software. Admittedly, the fashions are all great and it is nice to finish a chic project in an eye-blink. Needlecrafters will appreciate Crochet/Knit For Barbie books patterns working up pro-style, also quickly teaching beginners cro-knit skills for human attire and accys. Experienced needlecrafters' detail modifications can result in gorgeous outfit variations. Learning your yarn-usage with their common needle sizes makes catching errors nearly automatic (mine is .5"/k and .25"/sc for sport yarn and cotton no. 5 respectively).
Little girls will want you to make everything in this book Jan 22, 2006
Sweaters, afghans, swimsuits, rugs, even a dog sweater. Nicky Epstein gives you a pattern for nearly anything you might want to knit for a Barbie. Well photographed pictures are followed by clear instructions for creating the items. Some of the recommended yarns are rather exotic, but an experienced knitter may be able to substitute from yarns left over from other projects. This would be a good book to have on hand if you are a knitting Mom, Grandma or doting Auntie.
Knits for Barbie Jul 21, 2005
If you like to knit and love Barbie, you can create some great little outfits with this book. Instructions are clear and the pictures are great