Knitted Icons

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Knitted Icons

25 Celebrity Doll Patterns

By Carol Meldrum

Quirk Books, Paperback, 9781594742095, 112pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2007

Knit all your favorite icons from the King to the Queen
From Madonna and Jackie O to Che Guevara and Chairman Mao, here are step-by-step instructions for creating gorgeous, eerily life-like knitted dolls of 25 legends of the screen, music, sports, and history.
Including everyone from Mr. T and Elvis Presley to Gandhi, and Queen Elizabeth II, and even King Kong, "Knitted Icons "is full of memorable personalities and easy-to-use patterns. Each doll measures a substatial 10 inches tall suitable for posing on your desk, bookshelf, or doll display of your choice.
Every finished doll is photographed in glorious full-color and accompanied by biographical background sidebars, along with evocative quotes from the icons themselves.

About the Author
Carol Meldrum was taught to knit, crochet, and sew at a young age by her mother and grandmother. She has worked within the textile industry as a designer for many high street fashion outlets as well as at the internationally renowned hand-knit label, Rowan. Her unique take on all things textile can be found online at and in select boutiques in Scotland. As a teacher, she hopes that the skills handed down to her from past generations will inspire others to produce new and exciting projects today.