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Giveaway: Tiny Owl Knits Pattern

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I took a knitting class once, and you want to know what happened? I was horrible, absolutely terrible, and utterly pathetic! Just like the reason I suck at video games, multi-tasking with my fingers doesn’t come naturally to me. Now, I’m not saying that I would be as much of a failure on my 2nd or 3rd try, but I put knitting on the back burner since the class. Because of the difficulty I faced, I gawk at what knitters can create. “How the hell do they do that?!” is what I say to myself when I see beautifully hand-knitted shawls, scarves, sweaters, especially the chunky variety.

Stephanie Dosen of Tiny Owl Knits is a knitter I covet. Not so much for the complexity of her knitting makes or patterns (she sells on ravelry.com), although considering my skills – anything is complex, but because her creations are so darn adorable. Animal-themed, some of her patterns create deer, fox, and owl cold weather accessories. Stephanie, who was previously a songwriter before her gig as a knitter, just released a book, Woodland Knits, that has 20 easy and very doable knitting projects – hats, scarves, wristlets, bags, and more. As a thank you, she is offering a free pattern to one reader. All you have to do is like both Madalynne and Tiny Owl Knits Facebook page. If you already are fans of either page, that’s okay, just say so in the comments below! Contest is open immediately and closes Monday, December 2nd, when a winner will be chosen, notified, and featured. Contest is open internationally too. Good luck!

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27 Comments

  1. Reply

    Natasha Estrada

    I taught knitting for quite a few years and most people suck in the begging. The perfectionists are the worst. I had one gal who would show up every week having unravelled all her work.

    What helps is if you can have someone cast one like 2-3 scarfs for you. When you get stuck on one move onto the next.

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    hannah

    The closest I’ve gotten to knitting was crocheting amigurumi, which is admittedly pretty fun. I’m actually rather curious about knitting machines, or is that cheating?

    • Reply

      Natasha Estrada

      Knitting machines are evil. I took a knitwear design class when I was at FIDM which involved them. You’d be happily motoring along and the machine would be I hate you I hate you and spit off your work and then you’d spend the next hour trying to get it back on the machine or start again.

      Part of the problem is there is only one company that still makes new ones so most out there are used. I sold mine along time ago.

      My friend is a whiz with them but unless you have the TOL line machine and all the accessories you’ll still need to do some hand finishing.

      Its a deep dark rabbit hole

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    Jess Z

    I love crocheting and sewing most, but I’ve begun tackling knitting. Thanks for introducing me to Tiny Owl Knits! (I follow both of you on Facebook.) mfrapp_83 [at] yahoo [dot] ccom

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    sarah boyd

    following both of you on facebook, I can crochet but am determind to learn how to knit too!
    sarah_judoka at yahoo dot co dot uk
    fingers crossed and thanks for giveaway.
    sarah boyd

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    Lis Pedersen Messina

    would love to win ……… I knit every day …it’s my way to relax …. like both the pages.
    Have a great day
    Lis Pedersen Messina

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    Kim

    I started knitting again since summer and haven’t been able to stop ever since! I love how portable it is, compared to sewing.. I like both of you on Facebook 🙂

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    Isabel

    Hello Maddie, have you come across the Portuguese knitting way? This style of knitting doesn’t require too much movements of hands, and the work is mainly done with the left thumb. Also the yarn is around the neck so it helps to create an even tension in the work. Purling using this method is very easy.
    Good luck with your knitting
    Isabel x

    • Reply

      Maddie Flanigan

      I haven’t heard of Portuguese knitting, but I’ll look into it. Thanks for sharing!

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        Natasha Estrada

        Would not recommend starting with a non standard way of knitting. Problems will arise when following patterns, learning new techniques and getting assistance because you won’t be speaking a common knitting language. It can be confusing when your learning.

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          Isabel

          Hi Natasha, I am portuguese and I learn the basic (i.e. cast on, knitting and purling) when I was a child, maybe once. Only until this Summer in UK where I live now that I gave it a try again. Since then I have been following patterns and is exactly the same and the knitting language is exactly the same. The only difference is how one maneuvers the yarn. But this is my experience.

          • Natasha Estrada

            It’s easier to switch once you havealready mastered the basics. I taught knitting for a few years and encountered a few problems where the students had done some knitting in another style like continental.

            Certain techniques like can be more difficult to understand unless you are aware that your style of knitting is not the same as that of the pattern writer.

            I can sometimes tell from a pattern gauge if they knit continental because it is always a little bit tighter.

            I used to live, breathe and work knitting for a few years so I have my firm opinions on things.

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    Liliana Giovenco

    Great 🙂 I’m a fan…many thanks, these are lovely patterns!!

  9. Reply

    Isabel

    I forgot to add that I Like your Facebook page and your blog, and I also like Tiny Owl knits.
    Isabel

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    Katie

    Following you both on facebook. I’ve been following your blog for a while, though sewing machines mystify me. I am definitely a knitter though.

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    Karrie Smith

    i follow you on FB and TIK on FB-karrie smith. Thanks for the chance to win!

  12. Reply

    Erin Currie

    Oh lovely. I’ve been swooning over those gorgeous patterns.

  13. Reply

    Lola Del Rey

    fb is being mean to me and im getting tiny owl’s oage doesnt exist 🙁

  14. Reply

    floofymoofy

    done! I like both and not only for the giveaway: you’re fabulous! 🙂 ciao from Italy

  15. Reply

    Ginny Matchwick

    Done, and now keeping my fingers crossed…..

  16. Reply

    Federica Goria

    Wow! Thanks for this opportunity 🙂
    I love circular needles!

  17. Reply

    Tiziana Puccini

    I know tiny-owl-knit…now I like Maddalynne too! thanks for the giveaway!

  18. Reply

    Theshellery

    I follow both already! As someone who has been trying to teach herself to knit, slowly and surely, I always appreciate great tutorials!

  19. Reply

    Toffle

    Have now followed both

  20. Reply

    Ping Mathre

    I love this pattern! I just knitted her Woodland Hoodlet last week and have several more of her patterns in my queue! Following both!

  21. Reply

    Ray Bain

    Oh wow, so that’s where the deer hat is from! I’ve been meaning to get into knitting, and the Christmas holidays would be a great time.

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    F K

    I’m a little late to read this blog post, but I ordered this book on Friday! It should be here today! I’m so excited to thumb through it and get some ideas for what to knit next! I’m really new to knitting though, so we’ll have to see how complex the patterns are. 😀

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