- Barbara Broome
Do you prefer knitting outside, surrounded by trees? Do woodland creatures inspire and delight you? If so, you will certainly enjoy Woodland Knits, by Stephanie Dosen. Stephanie has been designing patterns for many years under the name Tiny Owl Knits and filling the world with little woolly wonders. This new collection of patterns contains many favorite patterns as well as a handful of new ones.
The patterns were inspired by fairy tales, woodland creatures, and mythical beasts, and, despite their whimsical nature, they are most certainly wearable and suited for all ages and skill levels. The book is full of beautiful pictures showcasing the charming projects.
Many of the patterns are perfect for a beginner wanting to learn a new skill. If you are interested in learning cables, the Juniper Wishing Scarf is perfect. It knits up quickly with bulky yarn and a simple pattern repeat and is a great introduction to the technique. The Spirit of the Birch Scarf is another simple scarf perfect for learning something new. The scarf contains intarsia color work and is felted. Intarsia can sometimes be a little tricky, but the felting will help even out any loose stitches. The book will help boost your confidence in your knitting.