Knitlympics: Knit Your favorite Sports Star by Carol Meldrum
This book enables you to knit your favorite sports star. Turn your home into an Olympic Stadium with Knitlympics. Whether you're a fan of track, swimming, or gymnastics, there's a project for you. Knit up your own lightning-fast Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, moustached US swimmer Mark Spitz, or sparrow-like gymnast Olga Korbut. You can also enjoy the opening festivities with your own Olympic torch and go for the gold by knitting medals and a podium, even knit your Olympic ticket!
This book teaches you how to knit your own sports hero using simple techniques that yield fantastic results. Starting with instructions for one basic doll, the rest of the projects allow for complete customization and are clearly illustrated. The book includes Imaginative knitting patterns for both male and female dolls, along with a range of outfits and sports equipment, from running shorts and hurdles to swimsuits and ski poles. Track, field hockey, and snowboarding are just a few of the 20 kinds of sports stars that can be created.