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Designer of the Month: Tiny Owl Knits

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

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I have a confession to make: when Liz and Sara first started raving about Tiny Owl Knits, I was skeptical. Just how cute can one girl’s knitting patterns really be? Well, I will tell you. They can be SO CUTE that I am forced to admit that I was wrong to doubt.

Stephanie Dosen is a singer whose songs have been featured on television (including an episode of Dawson’s Creek), in motion pictures (including last year’s Hanna), and who has performed with bands including the Cocteau Twins and Massive Attack.

Oh yeah, and she’s also a hugely popular knitwear designer. And with good reason! Her designs are cute, functional, and refreshingly different.
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We were lucky enough to get to work with Stephanie for Vogue Knitting Live (we still offer kits for her Sleeping Beauty Cowl and Moss & Bluebell Pocket Scarf) and she is every bit as delightful as one would hope.

Liz and Sara knitted her Fawn Poncho and Oh My Bear! Sweater, which are currently in our shop window. Liz modified the poncho to knit it flat, and added buttons – check out the picture up top. Isn’t that adorable? The poncho is knitted with Cascade 220 Heathers and the bear with Cascade 220 Tweed. In both, the yarn is held double, which is an excellent way to get bulky gauge with worsted weight yarn.

If you’re in the neighborhood, we hope you’ll stop by and see the display.

-Annika


VKL designer profile: Tiny Owl Knits

Monday, September 5th, 2011

dsc_0918Stephanie Dosen, aka Tiny Owl Knits, is a musician and designer from Wisconsin, living in London.

tiny-owl-knits-logoA song that she wrote with The Chemical Brothers was recently released in the Cate Blanchett/Eric Bana movie HANNAH.

Stephanie’s designs may or may not be dictated to her by the fairies! When she’s not designing or writing music, she enjoys painting, reading, writing, reworking vintage clothing, daydreaming, journaling, forest wandering, sitting around the campfire.

dsc_0526Her most recent design, The Beekeeper’s Quilt, uses scraps of sock yarn to create little hexagon pockets that are stuffed and sewn together, creating a two-sided blanket. The pattern was released less than a month ago and already has over a thousand projects on Ravelry! A close-up of the quilt is pictured at left.

deer-with-little-antlers-hat-by-tiny-owl-knitsThe runaway success of the Beekeeper’s Quilt aside, Stephanie’s most popular pattern is her whimsical Deer With Antlers Hat. Stephanie models the hat at right.

We are thrilled to debut Stephanie’s next two patterns, Sleeping Beauty in Dream in Color Classy and Moss & Bluebell in The Fibre Company’s newest yarn, Acadia. Look for them in our booth at Vogue Knitting Live!

Wondering what this is all about? Check out our blog post about our booth at Vogue Knitting Live and the amazing designs we’ll be debuting at the show.