Monday, February 03, 2014

REVIEW: Woodland Knits

Woodland Knits

by Stephanie Dosen

Paperback: 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
And, of course, that endearing Deer Hat with Little Antlers featured on the cover.  Although I think the model pulls it off far better than I ever could.

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.


tubby3pug said...

these patterns look lovely wish i had time to knit

retro rover

snoopy@snoopysdogblog said...

Luckily my Mum's not a knitter, or who knows what she'd have me wearing?! :)

I hope you're having a fun day,

Your pal Snoopy :)

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