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dolls! The 25 fabulous outfits in this book include designs for knitters of every style and skill level, and Nicky Epstein brings her distinctive charm and creativity to each piece, from delicate dresses to jaunty hats to sporty sweaters. Your child will see her dolls in a whole new light!

Nicky today

One of today’s most popular and beloved knitwear designers and authors, Nicky Epstein has gained international recognition for her distinctive and innovative work, whimsical and high-fashion sense of style, and informative workshops. She has authored many bestselling books, including Nicky Epstein Knitted Flowers; Knitting on the Edge, Over the Edge, and Beyond the Edge; Knitting on Top of the World; Nicky Epstein The Essential Edgings Collection; and three knit and crochet Barbie® Doll books. Her unique designs have appeared regularly in Vogue® Knitting and many other publications, as well as on television and in museums. Nicky lives in New York City but travels extensively around the world teaching and lecturing on the art and craft that she loves. COVER PHOTOGRAPHY BY JACK DEUTSCH AUTHOR PHOTOGRAPH BY ROSE CALLAHAN COVER DESIGN BY DIANE LAMPHRON

$19.95 US • $21.95 CANADA ISBN: 978-1-936096-54-1 ISBN: 978-1-936096-54-1 51995

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Nicky Epstein

Knits for Dolls 25 Fun, Fabulous Outfits for 18-Inch Dolls

$19.95 US • $21.95 CANADA

Nicky Epstein

Knits for Dolls

25 Fun, Fabulous Outfits for 18-Inch Dolls From the fabulous Nicky Epstein comes this collection of 25 fun and fashion-forward outfits, designed for the 18-inch dolls that are beloved by so many little girls. Nicky brings her signature touch to every style, from sporty to formal—she’s even created adorable accessories to complete each look! You’ll find beautiful ensembles to suit any playtime scenario, including: A lacy princess gown, complete with robe and crown

✿ A cozy Nordic-inspired outfit for cold-weather fun

✿ A modern minidress with vibrant, glittery colorwork . . . And much more! These charming and fanciful designs will inspire knitters to create and children to enjoy hours of creative play. As a bonus, Nicky even includes some of her favorite recipes to serve at your next tea party. With these one-of-a-kind knits, your favorite little girl’s favorite dolls will look more fashionable than ever!

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NICKY EPSTEIN ✿ KNITS FOR DOLLS 25 Fun,Fabulous Outfits for 18-Inch Dolls

Bring a whole new spirit of fun and fashion to your little girl’s favorite

Knits for Dolls

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Nicky Epstein ✿ 25 Fun, Fabulous Outfits for 18-Inch Dolls

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D E D I C AT I O N

To Carmella DeFazio Quinones, my mother, who made sure that I had special dolls that were impeccably dressed with beautiful purchased, hand-sewn, and knit and crocheted pieces. Also to Josephine, Mary Kay, Diana, Angela, and all my childhood friends who played “dolls” with me, many moons ago. And to my brother, Benjie, who always refused to play “dolls” with me.


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The written instructions, photographs, designs, projects, and patterns are intended for the personal, noncommercial use of the retail purchaser and are under federal copyright laws; they are not to be reproduced in any form for commercial use. Permission is granted to photocopy patterns for the personal use of the retail purchaser. Cataloging-in-Publication data is available from the Library of Congress.

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Contents Introduction 10 The Knits for Dolls Collection 12 Extras and Resources 115

Ruffles and Roses page 14

A Walk in the Woods page 20

Petite Parisienne page 24

Perfect Match page 27

A Rose Is a Rose page 30

All That Glitters page 35

A Little Bit of Bling 116 Sweets for the Sweet 117 Glossary & Techniques 118 Yarn Resources 123 Index 124 Acknowledgments 126

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Mirror, Mirror page 44

Skullduggery page 51

Modern Masterpiece page 54

What a Hoot! page 58

Lounging in Luxury page 61

School Days page 64

My Cozy Valentine page 70

All Dolled Up page 74

Vintage Bunny page 77

Picnic in the Park page 78

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Monkeying Around page 81

Heads Up!: Beehive Hat page 84

Kitty Hat page 86

Owl Hat page 87

Alice’s Tea Party page 88

Coat of Many Colors page 91

Feeling Groovy page 95

Tiny Dancer page 98

Stripes Ahoy page 100

Winter Wonderland page 104

Fetching in Flowers page 110


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Grab Bag Mix and match these adorable purse designs with your favorite outfits.

TINY DANCER RUFFLES AND ROSES

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C O AT O F M A N Y C O L O R S

page 98

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MIRROR, MIRROR

page 50

P I C N I C I N T H E PA R K

page 80

A ROSE IS A ROSE

page 34 MODERN MASTERPIECE

ST R I P ES A H OY

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Introduction

Little girls love to play with dolls! I certainly did, and now I love to design for them. The 18-inch dolls featured in this book have soared in popularity in recent years, and they’re the perfect size to show off knitted fashions. In this book you’ll find a closetful. The outfits I’ve created range from casual to formal, tomboy to princess, and they’re all fun to knit and fun to accessorize. In fact, many of the projects include dainty knitted accessories, from purses to hats to socks. I’ve created these designs as I create designs for children: to be unique, fashionable, and fun to wear. After all, the dolls of our children are like their children, and dressing the dolls in these fashions will give them a whole new personality and a closer connection with their “play mommies.” These knits for dolls are a wonderful opportunity for adults and children to learn, have fun, and be creative together. You can inspire a child to discover the joy of knitting as you work and then play together in a fashionable world that you create. Everyone likes to play dress-up . . . even us big girls. Happy knitting! NICKY EPSTEIN

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Ruffles and Roses A knitted basket of pink roses is the perfect accessory for this sweet-as-candy ensemble.

MATERIALS • 1 1¾oz/50g skein (each approx 109yd/100m) of Sassy Skein Key West Karibbean Kotton DK weight (cotton) each in #106 flamingo (A), #130 bubblegum (B), and #125 pink coral (C) • Small amount green yarn • One pair size 3 (3.25mm) needles, OR SIZE REQUIRED FOR GAUGE • Size C-2 (2.75mm) crochet hook

K1, P1 RIB

(over an even number of sts) R O W 1 ( R S ) *K1, p1; rep from * to end. Rep row 1 for k1, p1 rib. 3-NEEDLE JOIN

With RS of layers facing and the needles parallel, insert a third needle into the first st on each needle and knit the two sts together.

• 5 small snaps NOTES

• Stitch markers

1 ) Body of top is made in one GAUGE

piece to armhole.

22 sts and 32 rows to 4"/10cm over St st using size 3 (3.25mm) needles. Take time to check gauge.

2 ) Skirt is made in one piece with

center back seam. SKIRT

FIRST RUFFLE With A, cast on 108 sts. Knit 1 (WS) row. Starting with a knit (RS) row, work even in St st until piece measures 1½"/4cm from beg, end with a WS row. N E X T ( D E C ) R O W ( R S ) K4, *k2tog; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4—58 sts. Cont in St st until piece measures 3"/7.5cm from beg, end with a WS row. Place markers at each end of last row. Break yarn and leave sts on spare needle.

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SECOND RUFFLE With B, cast on 108 sts. Knit 1 (WS) row. Starting with a knit (RS) row, work even in St st until piece measures 1½"/4cm from beg, end with a WS row. N E X T ( D E C ) R O W ( R S ) K4, *k2tog; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4—58 sts. Purl next row, placing markers at each end of last row. NEXT (JOINING) ROW (RS)

With RS facing and B, hold sts of second ruffle in front of those of first ruffle and, using 3-needle join, knit across—58 sts. With B, cont in St st until second ruffle measures 3"/7.5cm from cast-on edge, end with a WS row. THIRD RUFFLE With C, cast on 108 sts. Knit 1 (WS) row. Starting with a knit (RS) row, work even in St st until piece measures 1½"/4cm from beg, end with a WS row. N E X T ( D E C ) R O W ( R S ) K4, *k2tog; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4—58 sts. Purl next row. NEXT (JOINING) ROW (RS)

With RS facing and C, hold sts of third ruffle in front of those of second ruffle and, using 3-needle join, knit across—58 sts. Purl next row. Work in k1, p1 rib for ½"/1cm, end with a WS row. Bind off all sts in rib.


A Rose Is a Rose A hat, clutch, and coat adorned with tiny sequins and satin roses are the height of luxury.

M AT E R I A L S

K1, P1 RIB

• 2 1¾oz/50g skeins (each approx 191yd/175m) of Rozetti Polaris (acrylic/Payette/wool) in #71005 scorpio

(over an odd number of sts) R O W 1 ( R S ) *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1. R O W 2 P1, *k1, p1; rep from * to end. Rep rows 1–2 for k1, p1 rib.

• One pair size 3 (3.25mm) needles, OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

NEXT (DEC) ROW (RS)

• One set (5) size 3 (3.25mm) dpn (double-pointed needles)

3-NEEDLE JOIN

With RS of ruffles facing and the needles parallel, insert a third needle into the first st on each needle and knit the two stitches together.

• Stitch markers and holders • 5"/12.5cm velvet or satin ribbon, ¼"/64mm wide • 3 small snaps • 4 purchased ribbon roses

NOTE

Body is made in one piece to armhole.

GAUGE

24 sts and 32 rows to 4"/10cm over St st using size 3 (3.25mm) needles. Take time to check gauge.

K4, [k2tog] 49 times, k4—57 sts. Placing marker at each end of first row, work in St st until piece measures 3½"/9cm from beg, end with a WS row. NEXT (JOINING) ROW (RS)

With first ruffle behind second ruffle, join ruffles together using 3-needle join—57 sts. Work a further 3½"/9cm in St st, end with a WS row.

C O AT

FIRST RUFFLE Cast on 106 sts. Work 3 rows in garter st (knit every row), end with a WS row. Starting with a knit (RS) row, work in St st until piece measures 2"/5cm from beg, end with a WS row. NEXT (DEC) ROW (RS)

K4, [k2tog] 49 times, k4—57 sts. Break yarn and leave sts on spare needle.

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SECOND RUFFLE Cast on 106 sts. Work 3 rows in garter st (knit every row), end with a WS row. Starting with a knit (RS) row, work in St st until piece measures 2"/5cm from beg, end with a WS row.

DIVIDE FOR FRONTS AND BACK NEXT ROW (RS)

K14, place these 14 sts worked onto holder for right front, bind off next 3 sts for right armhole, knit until there are 23 sts on needle, place these sts onto holder for back, bind off next 3 sts for left armhole, k14.


Mirror, Mirror A royal dressmaker could have created this beautifully beaded set in shades of purple fit for a princess.

M AT E R I A L S

STITCH GLOSSARY

TOP

• 2 balls (each approx 300

S B (slip bead) Bring the yarn

yd/274m) of Aunt Lydia’s Bamboo Crochet Thread (viscose from bamboo) in #536 lilac

and the bead to the front of the work and slip the next st knitwise. Bring the yarn to the back, keeping the bead to the front. P B (place bead) Place bead between last st worked and next st on needle.

Thread 370 beads onto yarn. With straight needles, cast on 100 sts. R O W S 1 , 3 , A N D 5 ( R S ) P2, *PB, p2; rep from * to end of row. R O W S 2 , 4 , A N D 6 K2, *PB, k2; rep from * to end of row, placing marker at beg of row 6. R O W S 7 A N D 9 Knit.

• One pair size 0 (2mm) needles, OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE • One size 0 (2mm) circular needle, 12"/30cm in length • 1 hank Deanna’s Vintage Style Beads, size 8, #596 Lavender

ROW 8 AND ALL WS ROWS

• Stitch markers and holders • Velcro or small snaps • Crochet hook and waste yarn for provisional cast-on • 12"/30.5cm of ¼"/64mm elastic • 8"/20.5cm of

18

"/32mm ribbon

GAUGE

42 sts and 56 rows to 4"/10cm over St st using size 0 (2mm) needles. Take time to check gauge.

P R O V I S I O N A L C A S T- O N

Purl.

With crochet hook and waste yarn, crochet a chain several sts longer than the required number of sts to be cast on. Fasten off. With knitting needle, pick up and knit the required number of sts in the bumps of the chain, leaving a couple of empty chains at either end. When instructed, “unzip” the sts by undoing the fastened-off end of the chain and pulling it out, placing the open sts on the knitting needle as you go.

R O W S 1 1 A N D 2 3 K42, SB,

NOTES 1 ) Top is worked in one piece to

armhole. 2 ) Skirt is worked from the top

down, in the round. 3 ) Knit (or purl) stitch after SB

firmly.

k14, SB, k42. R O W S 1 3 A N D 2 1 K41, SB, k1, SB, k12, SB, k1, SB, k41. R O W S 1 5 A N D 1 9 K40, SB, k3, SB, k10, SB, k3, SB, k40. R O W 1 7 K39, SB, k5, SB, k8, SB, k5, SB, k39. Rep rows 11–24 once more, then rows 11–16 once, end with a WS row.

DIVIDE FOR FRONT AND BACKS N E X T R O W ( R S ) K23, place these 23 sts worked on holder for left back, bind off next 4 sts for left armhole, k12, SB, k5, SB, k8, SB, k5, SB, k12, place last 46 sts worked on holder for front, bind off next 4 sts for right armhole, k23 for right back.

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Skullduggery Bright pink adds a girlish touch to a tough-as-nails goth tunic.

M AT E R I A L S

FRONT

BACK

• 1 1¾ oz/50g skein (each approx 131yd/120m) of Filatura Di Crosa Sportwool (wool) each in #11 black (MC), #1 white (A), and #1357 pink (B)

With MC, cast on 40 sts. Work in St st for 6 rows.

Work as for front to raglan shaping.

NEXT ROW (TURNING R I D G E ) ( R S ) Purl. N E X T R O W Purl.

• One pair size 3 (3.25mm) needles, OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE • Stitch holders • 2 small snaps

GAUGE

24 sts and 36 rows to 4"/10cm over St st using size 3 (3.25mm) needles. Take time to check gauge.

NOTE

Skull motif is worked in duplicate stitch.

BEG CHART 1 Starting and ending where indicated, work Chart 1 in St st to end of chart, end with a WS row. With MC, work even in St st until piece measures 7"/18cm from turning ridge, end with a WS row. RAGLAN SHAPING Bind off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows—36 sts. N E X T R O W ( R S ) K1, k2tog, knit to last 3 sts, ssk, k1—34 sts. N E X T R O W Purl. Rep last 2 rows 8 times more—18 sts. NECK SHAPING N E X T R O W ( R S ) Ssk, k3, join a

2nd ball of yarn and bind off center 8 sts, k3, ssk—4 sts each side. Working both sides at once, dec 1 st at neck and raglan edge on next RS row—2 sts. Work 1 row even. Leave rem 2 sts each side on holder.

RAGLAN SHAPING Bind off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows—36 sts. N E X T R O W ( R S ) K1, k2tog, k15, join a 2nd ball of yarn and k15, ssk, k1—17 sts rem each side. Working each side at once, dec 1 st at raglan seam every RS row 10 times more, end with a WS row—7 sts rem each side. Place rem sts on holders. SLEEVES

With B, cast on 24 sts. Work in k1, p1 rib for ¾"/2cm, end with a WS row. Break B and join MC. Starting and ending where indicated, work Chart 1 in St st to end of chart, inc 1 st at each end of 5th and every following 4th row twice—30 sts. With MC, work even in St st until piece measures 4"/10cm from beg, end with a WS row. RAGLAN SHAPING Bind off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows—26 sts. N E X T R O W ( R S ) K1, k2tog, knit to last 3 sts, ssk, k1—24 sts. N E X T R O W Purl. Rep last 2 rows 10 times—4 sts. Place rem 4 sts on holder.

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Yarn Resources A U N T LY D I A ’ S

KNITTING FEVER (KFI)

TILLI TOMAS

a Coats & Clark Brand

PO Box 336 315 Bayview Avenue Amityville, NY 11701 www.knittingfever.com

Tel: (617) 524-3330 www.tillitomas.com

C A S C A D E YA R N S

1224 Andover Park East Tukwila, WA 98188 www.cascadeyarns.com C O AT S & C L A R K

PO Box 12229 Greenville, SC 29612 tel: (800) 648-1479 www.coatsandclark.com C R Y S TA L PA L A C E YA R N S

Straw into Gold, Inc. 160 23rd Street Richmond, CA 94804 www.straw.com DEBBIE BLISS

Distributed by Knitting Fever www.debbieblissonline.com DMC

10 Basin Drive Suite 130 Kearny, NJ 07032 Tel: (973) 589-0606 www.dmc-usa.com

KOIGU WOOL DESIGNS

PO Box 158 Chatsworth, Ontario N0H1G0 Canada Tel: (888) 765-WOOL (765-9665) www.koigu.com

U N I V E R S A L YA R N I N C .

284 Ann Street Concord, NC 28025 Tel: (877) Uni-Yarn (864-9276) www.universalyarn.com YA R N R E S O U R C E S I N THE UK AND EUROPE

L I O N B R A N D YA R N C O .

GRIGNASCO KNITS

34 West 15th Street New York, NY 10011 www.lionbrand.com

Via Dante Alighieri n. 2 28075 Grignasco, Novara Italy Tel: +39 0163 4101 www.grignascoknits.it

L U C C I YA R N S

202-91 Rocky Hill Road Bayside, NY 11361 Tel: (718) 281-0119 lucciyarn.com P R I S M YA R N S

www.prismyarn.com R E D H E A R T LT D .

S I R D A R S P I N N I N G LT D

Flanshaw Lane Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF2 9ND United Kingdom Tel: +44(0) 1924 371501 www.sirdar.co.uk

a Coats & Clark Brand www.redheart.com

F I L AT U R A D I C R O S A

R O Z E T T I YA R N S

Distributed by Tahki•Stacy Charles, Inc.

a Universal Yarn Inc. Brand Sassy Skein Tel: (239) 995-9441 www.sassyskein.com

Handcrafted wooden dollhouse, page 75 by BENSON MTN CABINETS bensonmountaincabinets.com

S C H A C H E N M AY R S M C

us.knitsmc.com/smc TA H K I •S TA C Y C H A R L E S , I N C .

70-60 83rd Street, Building #12 Glendale, NY 11385 www.tahkistacycharles.com

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Project Index AC C ESSORIES

BOTTOMS

AND BAGS

Perfect Match, 29 (shorts)

Coat of Many Colors, 94

Winter Wonderland, 108 (pants)

(bag and legwarmers) Feeling Groovy, 96 (socks)

C UDDLIES

Mirror, Mirror, 50 (bag)

Vintage Bunny, 77 (toy)

Modern Masterpiece, 56 (bag)

Fairy-Tale Blanket, 40–43

Monkeying Around, 82 (scarf) Petite Parisienne, 26 (mitts)

DRESSES

Picnic in the Park, 80 (bag)

Alice’s Tea Party, 88–90

Rose Is a Rose, A, 34 (bag)

All That Glitters, 35–39

Ruffles and Roses, 19 (basket)

Modern Masterpiece, 54–56

School Days, 69 (socks)

My Cozy Valentine, 70–73

Stripes Ahoy, 102 (bag)

Picnic in the Park, 78

Tiny Dancer, 98 (bag)

Skullduggery, 51–52

Walk in the Woods, A, 23

Stripes Ahoy, 100–102

(wristlets) Winter Wonderland, 106 (cowl)

Walk in the Woods, A, 23 What a Hoot!, 58

H AT S A N D H E A D P I E C E S

Alice’s Tea Party, 90 (headband) All That Glitters, 39 (crown) Coat of Many Colors, 94 (hat) Feeling Groovy, 96 (hat) Fetching in Flowers, 114 (hat)

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✿ Heads Up! (hats), 84–85 (beehive), 86 (kitty), 87 (owl) Lounging in Luxury, 63 (headband) Modern Masterpiece, 57 (headband) Monkeying Around, 81–82 (hat) My Cozy Valentine, 73 (hat) Perfect Match, 29 (headband) Petite Parisienne, 24 (hat) Picnic in the Park, 80

J AC KE T S , C ARD I S , C APES, AND ROBES

All Dolled Up, 74 (cardi wrap) All That Glitters, 39 (robe) Coat of Many Colors, 91–92 Feeling Groovy, 95–96 (coat) Fetching in Flowers, 110–114 (jacket) Lounging in Luxury, 61–63 (robe) Perfect Match, 27–29 (jacket) Petite Parisienne, 24–25

(headband) (poncho) Rose Is a Rose, A, 33–34 (hat) Rose Is a Rose, A, 30–33 (coat) Stripes Ahoy, 102 (hat) Tiny Dancer, 98 (cape) Tiny Dancer, 98 (hat) Winter Wonderland, 105–106 Walk in the Woods, A, 23 (jacket) (headband) What a Hoot!, 60 (hat) S KI RT S

Mirror, Mirror, 45–49 Ruffles and Roses, 14–17 School Days, 66

TOPS

Mirror, Mirror, 49–50 Ruffles and Roses, 17 School Days, 65–66

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Acknowledgments It takes a village—or in this case a dollhouse—full of very talented and hard-working publishing pros at Sixth&Spring to make a book! I want to thank for their benevolence the godfathers, Art Joinnides and Jay Stein, who made me an offer that I could refuse, but didn’t! Many thanks to Trisha Malcolm and Carla Scott for their ongoing support, encouragement, and talent. My fantastic editor, Joy Aquilino (a real doll). Diane Lamphron, art director extraordinaire, for her artistic flair and her patience in putting up with me. Jack Deutsch (the guy among the dolls) and his team, who got the dolls to stand and pose for his always lovely photos. I swear, when he said “say cheese” . . . they smiled! Johanna Levy, the stylist whose contributions to clothing, hair, and other elements helped bring the dolls to life. Lisa Silverman, our hard-working developmental editor, whose descriptive prose captured the essence of the garments. Christina Behnke, our yarn editor, who beautifully matched the right yarn to the right doll. Sandi Prosser, Nancy Henderson, and Lori Steinberg, our eagle-eyed technical editors and proofreaders. Amy Polcyn, our intelligent and capable pattern writer. David Joinnides, a boy doll! Mary Taylor, for her support and great idea for the back cover. Thanks to my intrepid knitters, with their little needles and big hearts, who made my deadlines and kept me in stitches: Nancy Henderson, Jo Brandon, and Deanna Van Assche. Thanks to the generous folks at JHB International, who supplied all the lovely buttons. Thanks also to Alexander Doll Company, a division of KLL Dolls, LLC, for contributing their beautiful dolls to our photography. And thank you to all the little people . . . of course, I mean the dolls!✿

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OTHER KNITTING AND CROCHET BOOKS BY NICKY EPSTEIN

Cover Up with Nicky Epstein Crocheting on the Edge Knitting a Kiss in Every Stitch Knitting Beyond the Edge Knitting on the Edge Knitting Over the Edge Knitting Never Felt Better Nicky Epstein Crochet for Dolls Nicky Epstein Crocheted Flowers Nicky Epstein Knitted Flowers Nicky Epstein Knitting in Tuscany Nicky Epstein Knitting on Top of the World Nicky Epstein The Essential Edgings Collection Nicky Epstein’s Signature Scarves

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dolls! The 25 fabulous outfits in this book include designs for knitters of every style and skill level, and Nicky Epstein brings her distinctive charm and creativity to each piece, from delicate dresses to jaunty hats to sporty sweaters. Your child will see her dolls in a whole new light!

Nicky today

One of today’s most popular and beloved knitwear designers and authors, Nicky Epstein has gained international recognition for her distinctive and innovative work, whimsical and high-fashion sense of style, and informative workshops. She has authored many bestselling books, including Nicky Epstein Knitted Flowers; Knitting on the Edge, Over the Edge, and Beyond the Edge; Knitting on Top of the World; Nicky Epstein The Essential Edgings Collection; and three knit and crochet Barbie® Doll books. Her unique designs have appeared regularly in Vogue® Knitting and many other publications, as well as on television and in museums. Nicky lives in New York City but travels extensively around the world teaching and lecturing on the art and craft that she loves. COVER PHOTOGRAPHY BY JACK DEUTSCH AUTHOR PHOTOGRAPH BY ROSE CALLAHAN COVER DESIGN BY DIANE LAMPHRON

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Knits for Dolls 25 Fun, Fabulous Outfits for 18-Inch Dolls

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Nicky Epstein

Knits for Dolls

25 Fun, Fabulous Outfits for 18-Inch Dolls From the fabulous Nicky Epstein comes this collection of 25 fun and fashion-forward outfits, designed for the 18-inch dolls that are beloved by so many little girls. Nicky brings her signature touch to every style, from sporty to formal—she’s even created adorable accessories to complete each look! You’ll find beautiful ensembles to suit any playtime scenario, including: A lacy princess gown, complete with robe and crown

✿ A cozy Nordic-inspired outfit for cold-weather fun

✿ A modern minidress with vibrant, glittery colorwork . . . And much more! These charming and fanciful designs will inspire knitters to create and children to enjoy hours of creative play. As a bonus, Nicky even includes some of her favorite recipes to serve at your next tea party. With these one-of-a-kind knits, your favorite little girl’s favorite dolls will look more fashionable than ever!

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NICKY EPSTEIN ✿ KNITS FOR DOLLS 25 Fun,Fabulous Outfits for 18-Inch Dolls

Bring a whole new spirit of fun and fashion to your little girl’s favorite

Knits for Dolls

Nicky at age 3

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Knits for Dolls  

Designer, author, teacher, and knitting celebrity Nicky Epstein has created a stylish delight: 25 playful, fashion-forward patterns for 18-i...

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