Tying The Royal Knot

For those of us still anxiously awaiting a wedding invitation to arrive in the mailbox before March 29th, this might just be the next best thing- Knit Your Own Royal Wedding by Fiona Goble.  A cleverly composed souvenir collection of whimsical knitted characters, each one bearing a striking resemblance to the significant attendees all set to participate in the biggest wedding of the century.

With a few colourful yards of double knitting wool, and a spool of floral wire for added support, Fiona Goble has painstakingly knit each royal figure on toothpick sized needles, with an ample dose of British humour to spare.  A skilled knitter and author of craft books, Fiona runs a home decor design business and lives on the outskirts of London, England.  From head to toe, each knitted character in her latest book took a full day to bring to life, “Harry was the easiest,” she told The Daily Mail, Britain’s second-largest daily newspaper.  “He has small eyes and a long face.  Kate was the hardest for me to create because she is pretty.” 

Knit Your Own Royal Wedding

This delightful sixty-four page book is due out in stores just in time for the ‘I Do’s’ with patterns for royal key figures such as; Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry, and the distinguished Archbishop of Canterbury sporting his wild hair and trademark glasses.  Not to be excluded, the Queen’s beloved corgis are also part of the woolly celebration.  If you are feeling a bit left out, just knit yourself onto the guest list with 2.25 mm needles, and superwash dk wool, by following the simple instructions in the special customized pattern section.  

The Bride and Groom

No more ‘Waity Katie’, as the bride takes her groom’s hand in matrimony.  Each one of the eight inch tall characters takes an estimated five hours to knit, outfitted in incredible detail by Ms Goble in what she expects the royals to be wearing on the big day.  Kate shows off her sparkling sapphire engagement ring, while Prince William looks especially dashing in his full Royal Air Force attire.

The Queen

A customary wave from the Queen, unmistakable in her pearls and blue suit with matchy hat.  “My favorite is the Queen,” says Goble, “but then she never puts a foot wrong in my eyes.”  

The Balcony Kiss

While thousands will be lining the streets straining for a real-life glimpse of the newlywed couple on the balcony at Westminster Abbey, knitters will have no difficulty in re-creating their own scene, with the book’s assemble-it-yourself balcony, simple to set up against the foldout backdrop.

4 Responses to “Tying The Royal Knot”

  1. JP says:

    only one thing is missing- where is the knitted cake??

  2. Dolly says:

    I just can’t get over the miniature detail work in the knitted corgis!

    This book idea would be a great way to set up for a party decor while watching the royal wedding. If only I had more time………..

  3. paula says:

    this book of royal knits is precious, i wish i had been the one to think it up first..

  4. R Y says:

    aah.the Queen is unmistakeable.

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