by Stephanie DosenPaperback: 128 Pages
Publisher: Taunton Press, Inc. (October 8, 2013)
If you're anything like me - a knitter who loves creating fun things - you're already smiling just by looking at the cover of Woodland Knits. Am I right? Just wait until you have a look inside...
Woodland Knits is a collection of 20 quick-knits from designer and singer/songwriter Stephanie Dosen. While many of the patterns had been previously released, this is your first chance to get them all in one place - along with some irresistible new patterns. However, if you're like me and apparently living under a rock, they're all new-to-me patterns.
Woodland Knits features charming scarves, sweaters, hats, capes/ponchos, hand warmers... even a delightful set of faerie wings. My personal favorites are...
- Garden Gate & Ivy - a beautiful, reversible cowl featuring climbing filigree and ivy vines on one side, pinstripes on the other
- Meow Mitts - inspired by the sweet kittens on vintage Valentine's cards, these mitts are worked flat and sewn up, leaving a thumbhole as you go
- Mr. Fox Stole My Heart - a very foxy (yes, pun intended) stole or collar that will surely keep you warm all winter long
- Catching Butterflies - okay, so maybe I'm a little obsessed with fingerless mitts, but these are so pretty... they feature a delicate butterfly on the palm of each hand, making it fun to see what you've "caught" every time you flip your hands over
Whether you're already a fan of Stephanie's patterns or not, Woodland Knits is a great addition to your bookshelf. Pick up a copy today!
About the Author: Stephanie Dosen is an American singer-songwriter-turned-knitter who lives in London and Colorado. Stephanie sells her patterns online via her blog and Ravelry, and has been featured in a variety of magazines. Her Deer Hat with Little Antlers has gained iconic status within the world of quirky, contemporary knits. Stephanie teaches throughout Europe and North America.
Disclaimer: Taunton Press, Inc. sent a complimentary copy of Woodland Knits to Lapdog Creations for review purposes. I was not compensated for this review. All opinions expressed in the review are my own.