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Nicky Epstein offers playful patterns in 'Knit for Dolls'

Knits for DollsIs knitting for dolls one of your favorite past times? If so, “Nicky Epstein Knits for Dolls, 25 Fun, Fabulous Outfits for 18-inch Dolls” (Sixth&Spring Books/$19.95) is just the book you need for stylish patterns, designed in miniature sizes.

The collection of adorable little garments featured in the book include cardigans, dresses, skirts, shorts and more. There are even a few accesory items, like headbands, purses, a crown and hats.  Some of the pieces are embellished with faux fur, buttons, beads, ribbons and both ribbon and knitted rosettes, and the attention to detail is quite amazing.

For a chance at winning a copy of the book, just email me at jbrown@detroitnews.com. Please put the word “dolls” in the subject line, and REMEMBER to include your name and address.

Good Luck!