Saturday, 19 September 2015

Knitted Pirates, Princesses, Witches, Wizards and Fairies

Today is #TalkLikeAPirate Day so I thought it would be a good day to review a book I bought a while ago. Knitted Pirates, Princesses, Witches, Wizards and Fairies by Annette Hefford.


Picture of front of book showing knitted wizard
Knitted Pirates, Princesses,Witches, Wizards and Fairies by Annette Hefford


Picture of the back of the book

I saw this book and immediately wanted it. I had just restarted knitting because lots of my work colleagues were expecting babies and I love knitting small things like baby clothes.  This book is beautiful just to look at. The book describes everything you need to complete a project with photographs. 

picture of page from book showing equipment needed
Page describing equipment needed


It contains patterns for 10 dolls. Each is clearly written with photo's of every step. I chose Samuel Crowe Pirate and I found it really easy to follow and enjoyed making him. 

It is fiddly and lots and lots of little bits but I love that. Once the doll's body is made, each evening I would be able to start and finish a piece. He has so many bits! A shirt, breeches, a belt, boots, hat, scarf, sword, rings, hair.....The amount of detail in each doll is wonderful.

Picture of part of knitted doll showing scarf
Samuel Crowe Pirate scarf

picture of knitted breeches showing detail of knitted button
Beautiful details of each step

picture of knitted pirate doll
Samuel Crowe Pirate


picture of knitted wizard doll
Alistair Wizard

picture of knitted fairy doll
Daisy Livingstone Fairy

picture of knitted witch doll
Elizabeth Witch

picture of knitted princess doll
Princess Neridah

picture of knitted Santa Claus doll
Santa Claus
picture of knitted pirate doll
My Samuel Crowe Pirate 
I bought this book from Amazon, I can't remember exactly what I paid but it was less than the published price of £12.99.

Samuel Crowe Pirate, he has a passing resemblance to a very famous pirate! Guess who? I love him x

Why are pirates called pirates? They just aaaaaaargh!




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4 comments

  1. Oh wow, I love your Jack Sparrow! He looks amazing! I must admit I have never mastered the art of knitting, but we have a relative who knitted us a whole nativity set. It's amazing and always gets lots of comments every Christmas.

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    1. He's great isn't he. A bit of Johnny Depp there I think. I love knitting but I get bored easily so this kept me happy for ages :-)

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  2. Wow, your pirate looks great. I'll have to attempt one for my pirate loving daughter! x

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  3. It really is easy if you don't mind fiddly bits. I loved making him, he kept me busy for a few weeks last winter. It is a lovely book with pictures and tips so even a novice could follow it. If you do make one, send me a picture :-)

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