Knit the Royal Family… Just in Time for William and Kate’s Big Day
English knitter extraordinaire Fiona Goble has written the Knit Your Own Royal Wedding book, providing intricate details on how you can replicate William and his bride-to-be, as well as the Queen (and her prized Corgis), Prince Harry, Prince Charles, and Camilla… in wool! And a pattern featuring the Archbishop of Canterbury Dr. Rowan Williams, who is set to marry the couple at Westminster Abbey, is also included.
For the expert knitters out there, each doll takes an estimated five hours to complete. And some are harder than others. “Kate was the hardest for me to create because she is pretty,” Goble told The Daily Mail. “They’re not supposed to be caricatures. Some of the others have more obvious features.”
She added: “Harry was the easiest — he has small eyes and a long face. And Rowan Williams because he has very distinctive wild hair and glasses.”
Goble’s guide is priced at $16 (£9.99) and will be released in the U.S. on March 29. This has to be one of the more charming items commemorating the big event, as compared to some of the crazier souvenirs — KaTEA bags, the Kate collector’s doll, and the Royal Mint’s commemorative coins — currently swarming the market. What do you think?