Stephanie Dosen of Tiny Owl Knits must have magic fairy dust which she sprinkles on all of her patterns to make them a-stinkin-dorable! We adore the woodland creatures and and quirky details that make Tiny Owl Knits a whimsical wonder. The magic of these patterns must come from their ability to transform you. You can turn yourself into a little fox with tickly whiskers or a hippity-hoppity bunny just by knitting! But it can be hard to pick out the perfect yarn and colorway for, say, Rapunzel’s hair when knitting Free Rapunzel so let us help! If you share in our Tiny Owl Knits obsession, read on! You can find all of the below patterns and more from Tiny Owl Knits here!
The Beekeeper’s Quilt and Hexipuffs are super addictive! You may have seen baskets filled with these squishy little puffs waiting to be sewn together and wanted to try some! Any sock weight would work well but here are our yarn suggestions to get you started:
- Madelinetosh – Tosh Sock
- TML – Unicorn Tails couldn’t be more perfect
- Malabrigo – Sock Yarn
- Lorna’s Laces – Shepherd Sock
- Claudia Handpainted Yarns – Addiction
Where is Thumper? We ask because you will turn into the cutest deer in the woods when you knit this hat! Slouchy deer ears with tiny antlers are the perfect details for this hinterland hat. Manos del Uruguay Wool Clasica Solids in Reindeer and Malabrigo Worsted Merino in Pralines or Chestnut would knit up the perfect little fawn.
Free Rapunzel from her tower orrr leave her up there so she can spin in peace! Either way, this hat is awesome! A pattern for just the hat with ear flaps would have been wonderful by itself but the addition of these two Rapunzel braids take this hat to another magical level. Imagine wearing this bad boy to a local beer festival or Oktoberfest of sorts – let the compliments and high fives begin! When picking yarn, the bulkier the better! We chose Madelinetosh ASAP, Spud & Chloe Outer, Blue Sky Alpacas Bulky, and Malabrigo Rasta or Chunky Merino.
Let Hopsalot put a little pep in your step when you are lazing around the house! Felted and form fitted, these slippers would look darling beside your bed or would charm the pants off a friend as a gift. However intended, how sweet are the floppy ears and white pom-pom tail? We even thought to create a permanent fold in the tip of one of the bunny’s ears by adding a small stitch. Or what about adding two small bows to one of the bunny’s ears so you have one girl and one boy bunny! You just can’t go wrong with Hopsalot! Use any DK weight yarn held doubled for the slippers and ears.
You get more fox for your buck when you purchase this pattern! Mr. Fox Stole My Heart can be knit as a larger stole or a mini collar. For the larger, use bulky yarn and for the mini, use 4-ply or fingering held together throughout. When it comes to picking the perfect fox color, we have become quite the experts. The popularity of this and other fox patterns have shot through the roof! We now know the best coppery colors to make your fox foxy! We strongly suggest swatching in order to get your needle size/fabric combination perfect as to not show any stuffing!
Mr. Fox Stole
- DIC Groovy – Cinnamon Girl or Gold Expereince
- Madelinetosh ASAP – Ember (customer top pick)
- Malabrigo Chunky – Glazed Carrot, Rhodesian (customer top pick), or Red Java
- Madelinetosh Sock (try Dandelion for a more rustic fox) – Ember or Nutmeg
- Claudia Handpainted Addiction – Brick House Music Co (for a redder fox)
- Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock – Cayenne or Pumpkin
- Spud & Chloe Fine – Orangutan
Little pink ears and a wind-blown bow are what make these cuffs an ESK favorite! Baby Lamb Cuffs can be knit in 4 sizes and would be adorable peaking out from the sleeve of your black pea-coat this winter. The cuffs are worked flat using stranded intarsia and the pattern includes 2 charts to follow so the lambs face each other in order to chat…or bleat, whichever! Embroider on the salmon-color ears and nose, a few eyes, a bow, and you’re done! Cute baby lamb cuffs complete! Use TML, Malabrigo Silky Merino, Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk, or Shibui Knits Staccato Sock.
Add a little enchantment to your knitting and try one or many of the Tiny Owl Knits patterns!