Didn't get an invite to the Royal Wedding? Thanks to knitting genius of author Fiona Goble, you can stitch together your celebration. Buy her book here!
Like many strokes of genius, this book started as a joke. The engagement photo of Will and Kate had just been released and Goble's publishers had a hunch the book would be a hit- even across the pond. Feeling crafty? Try out one of these adorable DIY projects.Check out more pictures of the knitted Royal Couple here!
Although Goble admits this book isn't for beginners, she encourages more experienced knitters to give these royal dolls a shot. "If you've knitted baby booties then I don't think you'll have trouble. Take your time and make them your own," she says.
The trick is focusing on the distinctive features (like the Queen's hair or Harry's rosy cheeks) without making the dolls look like characters. Kate was most difficult because she's very pretty, Goble said. There's no official word on the royal wedding dress, but it's safe to say this isn't the work of designer Sarah Burton. Love weddings? Check out our not-so-royal wedding ideas here!Follow these directions to knit the Bride-to-Be.
Goble was careful to make the men's military uniforms as specific as possible- right down to the blue sash British knights wear. Talk about a knight in shinning armor!
The Queen wouldn't be complete without her hat, bag, and pack of corgies. Sadly, her pups will not be at the Royal Wedding.
See more pictures of the knitted family- including Prince Charles and Camilla-here!
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