Even as an avid knitter for over 40 years (but not an expert by any means), I was hesitant to try this. My granddaughter (6 yrs), however, saw the ad and announced she must have one. Piece of cake! I should not have hesitated at all. The instructions are easy to follow, the results are fantastic, and I remain a hero in her eyes. I am going to fashion a few outfits of my own, at her request - and I am confident that the many outfits in the book will take to a few tweaks and some new colors for the "kat's" wardrobe. A few new friends are in the works, too. Great book and creative!!!