“If I’m honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.” ― Audrey Hepburn
Ah, fairy tales. We all loved them as a child, and now, as children at heart, who doesn’t love them still? Stephanie at Tiny Owl Knits harkens back to fairy tales with her book Woodland Knits – and any lover of the lighthearted and fairy-like is sure to love this collection of fairytale knits. Why, you can even learn to make your own fairy wings!
There are 21 knitted beauties in this collection, and there is sure to be something here – or several somethings – for you to love, and which fit your knitting skill set! I am making O My Bear! right now – (no, I won’t knit the ears, but the rest of it? You bet! I am using Plymouth Yarn’s Encore Tweed Worsted doubled, so it is working up quickly. The bear will be done in worsted weight as well, except for the brown/grey part of the bear, which I am using a “wooly” yarn on to give it texture. Pics will show up when I am done!
Free Rapunzel! Is the next thing I want to make – so cute! The Woodland Hoodlet is also on my list, but I am going to have to spin up the yarn for that before I make it. It is knitted with super bulky yarn (Stephanie recommends Rowan Big Wool but I have several pounds of a nice merino that I got from Holly at Blue Barn Fiber that I want to dye and spin up. Haven’t decided on a colour yet….)
The instructions are well written, the patterns are darling, and if you need help, all you have to do is email Stephanie and she gets back to you ‘quick like a bunny!’ If you like to knit, this is a great, fun book, full of everything from the simple to the more fiddly – but realistically, everything is easy enough that, with a bit of thought there is nothing here you can’t make!