Meet Stephanie of Tiny Owl Knits – The Fairy Princess Of Knitting

Stephanie Dosen headshot“I like to freak out about my knitting. That’s when I know it’s good.”

So said Stephanie Dosen of Tiny Owl Knits when I interviewed her earlier this year.

So who is Stephanie, and why was she the most-requested interview when I polled my readers?

Let me introduce you, but watch out – you may just fall in love.

Liat:
What is Tiny Owl Knits and how did you get started?

Stephanie:
Tiny Owl Knits started with a knitting blog in 2004. At that time I was working in my local yarn shop in Nashville, TN.

Liat:
Squee! I was living in Nashville in 2004, too! Oh my gosh I probably went into your yarn shop! Ok sorry, continue. How did you become a knitwear designer?

Stephanie:
I never really intended to have a knitwear design label. I sort of fell into it by knitting and crocheting things that I wanted to have, but couldn’t find in any of the shops.

"Catching Butterflies" fingerless mittsWhen I wore my creations into the yarn shop, the customers began asking for the patterns.

At first I was terrified of writing patterns! I got lots of help from the mother owls at the shop (ladies who had been working with patterns for lifetimes.)

I also studied what I liked and didn’t like about certain patterns that I had followed on my own.

Before long I had lots of patterns ready to hand out with yarn purchases at the store. It wasn’t until Ravelry came along that it began to grow into something that I know I don’t ever want to give up.
tiny owl illustration

Inspiration Grows On Trees… As Long As They Are Home To Dryads

Liat:
Your blog and patterns feel like they’re full of fantasy and magic. Where do you get your inspiration?

"Wear The Wild Things Are" hooded (and crowned) pulloverStephanie:
Thank you! I draw inspiration from fairy tales and flea markets. I love tweeds and cozy textures, grandmother’s quilts and vintage sweaters.

I dream of wood-nymphs and water-nymphs and keep them close while I work, though sometimes I play with air-sylphs too.

I’m also just majorly inspired by wool and fibre of all kinds.

Sometimes when I pick up certain yarn, it just unfolds its story right into my hands.

Other times I have to work harder!

The famous "Beekeeper's Quilt"Liat:
Your patterns are so distinctive. What the most widely-known pattern you’ve published?

Stephanie:
Thanks! The pattern I’ve sold the most copies of is the beekeeper’s quilt.

After that it’s a close tie between the “Deer with Little Antlers” hat and the “Hopsalots” bunny slippers.

What Kinds Of Patterns Are Easiest For You To Design? Which Are The Hardest?

Stephanie:
The easiest patterns are the ones where I don’t over think them. The ones that unfold naturally are the most magical.

"Parseltongue" cabled hatIt is kind of like songwriting: some just pop out in an afternoon, and others take years to formulate.

I don’t like to give up until the pattern has me very excited though. If it doesn’t really get my blood rushing, then it’s not worth it for me to put the pattern out.

I design and make so many things a month for my personal use that never see the light of day. They might just be simple sweaters, mittens or scarves, but they don’t make the cut because they don’t make me freak out with excitement.

“I like to freak out about my knitting. That’s when I know it’s good.”
-Stephanie Dosen, Tiny Owl Knits
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Even Muses Have Heroes and Heroines

Liat:
Do you have any heroes in the knitting world that you look up to?

Stephanie:
Definitely. I think all designers live in a lake fueled by many rivers and streams.

I can easily point to Cat Bordhi as being one of the first designers I fell in love with. Her Magical Knitting totally wowed me and inspired me in so many ways. I loved how she did things in new and interesting ways. She isn’t afraid to be unconventional.

"Fairy Castles" felted needle-holders

Inspired by Magical Knitting – yes, these felted DPN holders really roll up and become tiny fairy houses, with little windows and everything.

I also love Sasha Kagan and Kaffe Fassett, and there are so many others including many new designers that I consider friends that I love.

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Advice To Knitters With Cameras: Find Patient Friends

Liat:
You are the model in many of your gorgeous pattern photos. Do you photograph yourself? Do you have any tips for knitters who want to photograph themselves modeling their knitting?
Deer With Little Antlers Hat by Tiny Owl KnitsStephanie:
I think maybe my only advice is just get good lighting and have fun with it!

I often ask whoever is around or in the room at the time to take the photos. Many of my friends are wary of coming over when they know I’m getting close to finishing a design!

I think I scare them away by saying, “Here just take a few pictures of me with this hat on, I don’t care how it looks.”

Then it turns into “Wait, no, not like that.. try to get more of the top in.. no, not from that angle.. can you zoom in? Wait, no.. back up a little bit… wait, are you cutting off the brim? that really needs to be in the shot. and um… would you mind taking a few hundred more?”

Yeah, I might be a bit of a nightmare when it comes to photo shoots!

How To Divide Your Time When You’re Multi-Talented

A Stephanie Dosen sketch - girl with tiny owlLiat:
You are an artist as well as a designer, right? Your website, pattern pages and layouts are all embellished with cute little illustrations. Do you do them yourself?

Stephanie:
Yup. I was doing lots of painting, drawing and illustration before I started knitting. Now I don’t do as much. Thankfully I drew the little owls years and years ago!

Liat:
A tiny owl told me that you are also a singer/songwriter. Is that your full-time job?

Stephanie:
My full time job is 50% knitwear designer and 50% musician/songwriter.

A Lily for the Spectre - Stephanie Dosen's second CD Today I was working on a track for a friend’s album in the morning, and then I was working on a pattern for an American knitting magazine this afternoon.

Lots of people seem to want me to choose one or the other, but they work really well together.

Sometimes I’m in the studio or on tour, and sometimes I’m writing patterns in the attic or the blue cavern.

The only person I think I really confuse is my accountant!

Liat:
Lovely readers, I have to tell you that Stephanie’s music is as wonderful and ethereal as her patterns. I just bought her latest album, A Lily For The Spectre. Listen to it here.
tiny owl illustration

Now: Enter The Tiny Owl Knits Pattern Giveaway!

Not only was Stephanie kind enough to do this interview with me, she’s also going to give away a pattern to one lucky reader.

Hopsalots bunny slippers by Tiny Owl Knits

Yes, you could win an adorable pattern like this!

Here’s what to do to enter the giveaway:

1) Go to the Tiny Owl Knits blog and either read a blog post and leave a comment, or sign up to get a news-owl when she writes a new post (or both).

2) Share this article on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, your blog, or any other online media, then leave a comment below letting me know what you did.

I’ll randomly choose one winner from among the comments on this blog, and I’ll have Stephanie contact you to introduce herself and email you the Tiny Owl Knits pattern of your choice.


A buffet of (strangely-spaced) buttons awaits you above. See you in the comments! The winner will be announced on Wednesday, August 22nd.

swirly divider

Update: This contest is over and we’ve selected our winner, but please feel free to
leave a comment and head to Tiny Owl Knits to grab a pattern!.



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163 Responses to Meet Stephanie of Tiny Owl Knits – The Fairy Princess Of Knitting

  1. Liat Gat says:

    Congratulations to Chrissy D, the winner in our Tiny Owl Knits Interview giveaway contest! And thank you all for participating and commenting.

    Stephanie was blown away by all the likes, shares, and new fans she got. You really showed her how awesome KNITFreedom fans are!

  2. Alicia says:

    Love her patterns!

  3. Lisa Monday says:

    Holy smokes! My daughter will be the envy of her whole dorm if I win this pattern and knit these adorable bunny Hopsalong slippers! You are brilliant as an amazing designer and Liat is brilliant for sharing you with us! Thank you Liat.

    Lisa Monday

    • Amy Wake says:

      Okay, Lisa: We’ll have to make sure that our daughters aren’t at the same college because I had your exact same thought when I saw those slippers! ;-)

      • Linda Haddon says:

        Don’t worry girls, my daughter is still in 1st grade … oooh she would love to have this cute hat. I can’t show her this pic though or she will bug me every single day to knit it.

    • Penni says:

      Pinned it, facebooked it , and shared it with everyone I know! I love Stefanies’s patterns and have a few right now OTN!!!

  4. Selena says:

    Great article! It is interesting that Stephanie is musically creative along with the fiber arts. I retweeted on Twitter to spread the word about the interview.

  5. Diane Ayers says:

    I really enjoyed this article, lovely patterns as well!

  6. Christiane says:

    I love the patterns from Tiny Owl Knits. I particularly love the quilt, like most of my friends on Ravelry, and am planning to make it some day. Great interview!

  7. Carolyn says:

    Love those patterns!

  8. Miriam says:

    I just posted on my facebook page about your contest. I love the pictures I’ve seen of the items you make. I wish I had the ability to make my own patterns!

  9. Karen says:

    I love Stephanie’s knitting and her singing. I have several of her patterns and she just makes me smile. She’s a little faerie spreading sunshine with her patterns and her voice.

  10. Julie says:

    Adorable patterns! Had to buy the fox stole & can’t wait to get started!

  11. Jane says:

    Loved it, pinned it, google plussed it, went for the hoot!

  12. Jane Hamilton says:

    Loved it, pinned it, Google + ,went for the hoot!

  13. Tess says:

    I pinned it! Great article – thanks for introducing me to Stephanie’s music!

  14. Peggy Bamford says:

    What a delightful and fun friend she would me. Brings me out of my box !

  15. Amy Wake says:

    Such fun! I’ve subscribed to Tiny Owls, and I’ve posted to both facebook and pinterest. Here’s the pinterest link . . . http://pinterest.com/pin/133419207681737227/
    I’m going to try some of Stephanie’s patterns. So cute and happy!

  16. Judy Helie says:

    Very cute pattern. Shared on Pinterest..

  17. Judy Helie says:

    Very cute pattern.. Pinned to Pinterest.

  18. i ‘liked’ tiny owl knits over on facebook, posted a comment, & linked this article to my comment – oh, & signed up for a news-owl! please enter me into the giveaway. great article – i enjoyed reading it!

  19. ronda kornfeld says:

    I think I fell in love, first with the patterns and then with the spirit of the designer who created them. I can’t wait to start collecting and knitting the patterns and pretend I live in the world of fairies and gnomes.

  20. Judy Walker says:

    I signed up for the tiny owl knits newsletter.

    When my husband saw the “hopsalot” slippers on my Facebook page he asked if I would make him a pair!

  21. Tina says:

    I love the patterns and imagination of this designer, thank you for interviewing her. Hope all my likes and links I did on her blog and patterns has made it to facebook. The knitting patterns are easier to deal with than all this techie stuff. : )

  22. mary jo says:

    I love stephanie’s patterns my sister knot me a fox scarf for x-mas last year. it is fun to read your great interview and learn more about the design process. I am going to hop over to tiny owls website and sign up to follow right now. would love to win a pattern too.

  23. Debra says:

    I love Tiny Owl Knits!!!! Her patterns were the second, third and fourth patterns I ever purchased. I learned to knit many years ago, but only knit sporadically until her patterns inspired me to start knitting again consistently. Thank you, Stephanie for your creativity and whimsy!

  24. Geraldine Scott says:

    Cute patterns! I’ve signed up for her news-owl, and I pinned this article on Pinterest…

  25. Christa Grant says:

    I posted on Facebook, Pinterest and signed up for news owls

  26. Laura says:

    I think Hopsalot was one of the first patterns I queued on Rav, still trying to work my nerve up to actually attempt them! Lovely interview..

  27. Sweetdrk1 says:

    Great article!

  28. Sweetdrk1 says:

    Great article! And how cute are those slippers

  29. Marci says:

    DEFINATELY signed up to rec’ve the owl posts – LOVE LOVE LOVE this designer – I know what my fall project will be (or at least where it will come from). Thanks fro bringing this to us, Liat!!!
    Marci French
    Cannon Falls, MN

  30. Kate says:

    What a great article! And I just love the deer antler hat – how have I missed it before?!
    I”ve signed up for an owl and pinned this and the hat pic on Pinterest.

  31. Jio says:

    Wonderful interview.
    LOVE the DPN holders!

  32. Vicki says:

    I think her designs are so creative! I signed up for the News Owl and Pinned and Purchased the beekeeper’s quilt pattern. Count me in for the darling slipper giveaway!

  33. As owner of Alli Mae’s Fibernation, a yarn shop in Gladwin, Michigan – I would love to state that you are a true inspiration to me! Thanks so much! Love your work!!! – Signed up for blog and told tons of people about ya! Thanks!

  34. Donna says:

    Liat & Stephanie – 2 of my favorites in one place – heavenly!
    I get requests from friends for gifts – “hey, my birthday is coming up, could you knit up one of those adorable tiny owl knits something or other for me? Pleeeeeeease?”

  35. claire says:

    Slowly working my beekeepers bits, love her patterns and style.
    Pinned on Pinterest and G+

  36. Karen says:

    Those bunny slippers are so cute. I just have to make a bunch of them. My kittens will be chasing me all over the house!

  37. Kathy says:

    This is what I posted on Pinterest with a picture of this fantastic quilt that I hope to make someday! “The famous “Beekeeper’s Quilt” @ Tiny Owl Knits. So many great and unique patterns on this blog!”

  38. Renna says:

    Loved the interview, and loved ‘meeting’ the designer and discovering her patterns. I agree with you about her music, too; just beautiful (as is she).

    After commenting on Stephanie’s blog, I ‘pinned’ this on Pinterest, where it would get much more coverage (lots of followers) than on facebook, where the majority of my friends & family are non-knitters.

    You did a great job with the interview. :-)

  39. Grace says:

    I love the whimsy in your patterns. So creative. Keep creating, they’re wonderful.

  40. Cindy says:

    I signed up for her newsletter (she’s so “bubbly”!); I liked on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, your blog & I bought the “Beekeepers Quilt” pattern – which, of course, I should NOT have done! It’ll take me years to get it done!

  41. Katherine says:

    How have I missed Tiny Owl Knits all this time? I subscribed to her newsletter and shared the interview on FB. I never win these things, but if I do, I’ll have the hardest time deciding between the fairy castles and the Where the Wild Things Are hoodie & crown! Divine!

  42. Suzanne says:

    Wow! Great interview! You were right, I fell in love!

  43. lyndell says:

    i love your stuff and stephanie’s as well. the world of faery has a wonderful lobbyist. my only problem is the felting. i can’t work with wool. severe allergy. and i just don’t like felting. i worked hard on those stitches i don’t want them to disappear. but i have printed acouple of patterns and will work on altering them to reasonable sized needles and or crochet. i love the concepts. i know i won’t win anything but i have signed up for owls and will save my pennies until i can afford the woodland hoodie.

  44. Dorothy Menke Smith says:

    I would love to make these for all 5 of my granddaughters!

  45. Celeste says:

    I tried to resist, I really tried, but I was compelled to purchase the beekeeper’s quilt pattern! O my goodness, I love this designer!

  46. Dorothy Menke Smith says:

    I did “like” on Facebook.

  47. Jane says:

    I pinned the bunny slippers to one of my boards and commented on the tiny owl knits blog. I’d love to make the bunny slippers. It would make my dogs crazy chasing those little ears around! (I’d put them up out of dog reach when not wearing, never fear!)

  48. Reba says:

    I pinned the bunny shoes. So sweet! I’ve been designing my own patterns for years.

  49. sigga dúllumús says:

    Pinned it,read and commented and signed up for the newsletter. Really love finding out about awesome designers like her. :-D

  50. BarbaraR says:

    Pinned to Pinterest, shared on facebook and commented on her blog. Love the patterns!

  51. BarbaraR says:

    Pinned to Pinterest, shared on facebook and signed up for her blog posts. Love the patterns!

  52. Barbara R says:

    Pinned to Pinterest, shared on facebook and signed up for her blog posts. Love the patterns!

  53. Patty M. says:

    So hoping to make that hexy-quilt some day soon. Would love a basket of little puffies to add to. Got my fingers crossed and all my toes that I might win a pattern! Which makes it very hard to type another word….

    from VT,
    the Vermonster

  54. Just pinned this to Knitting and Other Yarny Stuff. And I’ll sign up for Owl posts. Thanks for providing this interview, Liat.

  55. YarnyDragonfly says:

    Great interview! I left a hoot on Stephanie’s blog.

  56. Mo says:

    Wow – I can’t wait to see if I won a pattern – I have to go buy them all NOW!

  57. Lois says:

    Love the Tiny Owl Knits blog! I signed up!! Her patterns are awesome!

  58. Linda says:

    I pinned this article and hope to make the bunny slippers! I wish I had known about her shop the last time I was in Nashville! Maybe next time …

  59. lemonflower says:

    I have some patterns from TOK, and was delighted to see several new ones! I left a note at TOK’s blog. I am working on my hexipuffs, and I’m in TOK’s rav group and it’s a lot of fun. Love listening to her music while I knit. Thanks for the interview, that was excellent!

  60. Noor Kirchmeier says:

    I dont know how to knit but I have been trying very hard to have the patience and when I see pattern like this, it makes me want to strive to learn how to knit. Thank you.

    • Liat Gat says:

      Noor, I know you can do it! Just keep following the blog and staying connected on the Facebook page. You will totally be able to do all of this. Just follow the steps in the Intermediate Scarves and Stitches course, and if you get stuck, I’m here to help.

  61. I am working on the Beekeepers Throw right now…the perfect portable project!! I’m using KPPPM and the colors are amazing!!
    I left a comment on FB about my project, the interview and album too…plus posted pics.
    I signed up for new alerts from the Owl site and am headed back there to check out the patterns!! Love the long long sleeves on the sweaters!! :-)
    I’m ready for my free pattern now!! LOL

  62. TerryLee Diemert says:

    Hi
    I just finished reading about your visit with the Knitting Fairy Princess, she is great, love her patterns. It’s funny that she loves owls also myself and my daughter love owls, all my daughter dreamed about while pregant with my grandaugter Sadie was owls. Some one told us that she i going to be very wise, and be apart of healing or medical feild. So i would love to win a pattern form the Fairy Princess.

    Thanks so much
    Sincerley Terry Lee

  63. TerryLee Diemert says:

    Hi Me Again

    I signed up for her news alert.

    Thanks Again TerryLee

  64. Leslie Miller says:

    pinned on pinterest, i love your designs!

  65. chrissy Spratt says:

    I love this lady video blogs, she is the fairy queen in fairy knitting land and adorable i could listen to her for hours. she has a gift and is sharing it kudos. I have posted to facebook………

    love Chrissy

    PS dont you get all lovely jobsx

  66. Evelyn Bonilla says:

    The Butterfly fingerless gloves are perfectly beautiful.

  67. Pat Barnes says:

    What fun designs. I love the fox stoles! Thank you for doing the interview, Liat.

  68. kimberley says:

    Loved the article and patterns- pinned it to my pinterest board

  69. Charlene Crace says:

    I pinned this on interest … Very talented lady!

  70. Charlene Crace says:

    I pinned this on pinterest … Very talented lady!

  71. GinaC. says:

    I tweeted. Cute tiny owl patterns – and thanks Liat for your helpful hints + tips!

  72. Bronwyn says:

    Her patterns are growing on me more and more! I’m slowly working on the Beekeepers quilt…such a fun idea!

  73. Denise says:

    Those bunny slippers. Swoon. Shared on Pinterest.

  74. Wynne says:

    Cool stuff… Thank you!

  75. Betty says:

    I love these patterns…signed up for the blog…

  76. Margay says:

    Signed up for the newsletter!

  77. Margay says:

    Shared on Facebook!

  78. Linda Roundy says:

    Love your patterns. The quilt is in my LONG list of to-dos! You really MUST come to Stitches South next year. I know we could have a lot of fun. It’s a lot of fun anyway – but from reading your articles you could add even more joy to the vendor floor!!!

  79. Gail says:

    Thank you for a really enjoyable article. I am working on the Bee Keeper’s Quilt right now, which is perfect for the summer as you work on just one hexa-puff at a time. It is also a great way to use up that left over yarn.
    I posted on Facebook and signed up for her Owl Newsletter.

  80. Monika says:

    I loved the interview and her designs. I signed up to recieve her blog post and posted on facebook. Hope I win!

  81. brenda c says:

    I tweeted your link! (at 6:03 pm PDT, Aug 18)

    Thx for the giveaway!

  82. Patricia McMullen says:

    I pinned the article and subscribed to Stephanie’s posts. Very creative, lovely person.

  83. petra says:

    I’ve subscribed to Tiny Owls. I like her patterns very much.

  84. Carin says:

    I signed up to receive News Owls and shared the article on Twitter. Love Stephanie’s whimsical patterns… Hope I win!

  85. Cindy Gastrich says:

    Great article, I shared on Google + and signed up for her newsletter. Thanks!!

  86. Cindy Gastrich says:

    Great article. I shared on Google + and signed up for her newsletter. I keep thinking I need to make the Bee Keeper’s Quilt to use up all my sock yarn bits and pieces…..
    Thanks!!

  87. Jane says:

    Love the bunny slippers and will subscribe to the Owl posts. Just purchased the Beekeeper’s Quilt pattern this week. The puffs are great to do when you have just a few minutes to work on something.

  88. Catherine Schatz says:

    I can’t wait to knit the fairy castles DPN holder, simply charming. All the patterns are just that, charming. Joyful.

  89. Cindy Gastrich says:

    Great article. I shared on Google + and signed up for her newsletter. I keep thinking I need to make the Bee Keeper’s Quilt to use up all my sock yarn bits and pieces…..
    Thanks!!

  90. Robin F. says:

    I possted a comment on her blot about TNNA.

  91. Dani says:

    TOK is such a sweetheart and I love knitting her patterns and spreading her adorableness to all my friends (one of my non-knitting friends “liked” her on Facebook just because she thinks Steph’s awesome!). I commented on the Mollie Makes post (which I hadn’t read yet!) and, of course, shared this article on Facebook (which I would’ve done anyway because gogo TOK!).

    <3

  92. jane says:

    I subscribed to the Tiny Owl blog and Facebooked this post! Loved your Malabrigo factory tour video by the way.

  93. ViolettaIvanova says:

    Stephanie is so talanted! She inspires so many people in the knitting world! Love her work!

  94. ViolettaIvanova says:

    Shared on Facebook!

  95. Theresa says:

    I shared on twitter. These would be a great giveaway to my sisters new baby!

  96. Bethany Dean says:

    Fantastic interview! I’ve been a fan of Stephanie ever since I found her patterns on Ravelry and fell in love. My favourite pattern has to be Mr Fox Stole My Heart and I recently knit the mini-fox version (he’s called Freddie)! I link to Stephanie’s blog on my own site and hope maybe one day to design my own patterns… but that’s a looong way away!

    Thank you Liat for the great interview, and thank you Stephanie for your beautiful patterns, music and inspiration. I’ve linked to this interview via Twitter (@bethanyrdean) :)

    Love, Beth xxx

  97. Jade C says:

    I signed up for the news-owl and shared the interview on FB. I have my fingers crossed…hope I win.

  98. Connie Juh says:

    Signed up for the newsletter

  99. Jennifer C says:

    Two of my favorite knitting folk in one article! Yea! Signed up for a news owl and shared on Facebook.

  100. Pamela says:

    Thank you so much for sharing another talented knitter’s work. I love the patterns. I have a DIL who would love so much of what she has designed. LOVE the bunny slippers……
    FBed and signed up for the news….

  101. Mrs B says:

    I have subscribed, followed, shared, hope and pray to win! Thanks for this chance.

  102. Newsitian says:

    I tweeted this very fun article.

  103. dawn says:

    Love the bunny slippers! subscribed and shared on FB!

  104. Niki says:

    Oooh, I would buy this pattern even if I didn’t win them. Subscribed to the blog and ‘liked’ on Facebook!

  105. Amber says:

    Loved it! I shared it on facebook and tweeted it =D

  106. Debbie says:

    Love her patterns! I have Parseltongue in my Rav library, great for HP fans!
    I commented on her blog and signed up for updates. No FB for me.

  107. Deb says:

    So adorable — and “fairy princess” describes Stephanie exactly. I love the magic of her knitting and her whimsy is inspiring. Thanks for sharing! :-)

  108. Deb says:

    So adorable — and “fairy princess” describes Stephanie exactly. I love the magic of her knitting and her whimsy is inspiring. Thanks for sharing! :-)

  109. Jennifer R. says:

    Love Tiny Owl Knits!!! Also love the interview. Thank you! I subscribed a very long time ago yo Stephanie’s newsletter, I shared the interview on FB, pinned it and Google+ as well!!!!!

  110. Sarah Hughes says:

    Love sharing anything about Stephanie on facebook, always! I just love her designs!!!! So whimsical!!!

  111. Valerie says:

    Loved the interview! I signed up for the mailing list and shared the story. Now I just have to hope I’m lucky enough to get a free pattern.

  112. Angela says:

    I have followed her knittingn knitted her patterns and love her work. HOW did I not know she also sang. I just listened to ease of her songs on iTunes and MUST have her albums!

  113. 2Doodlebugs says:

    Thank you thank you thank you for always sending happy things to my inbox in the daily sea of junk I receive! It’s like finding treasure in a sack of garbage. I loved your Tiny Owls interview; such a fun, creative person! I’ve joined her blog and tweeted (or would it be hooted?) about her. :)

  114. Eileen Brokaw says:

    Signed up for Tiny Owl updates, & shared this blog on G+. Love your blog!

  115. Carolyn Somerville says:

    Thank you for sharing such a great interview. What an inspirational young woman! I’ve joined her blog and look forward to receiving updates. Thanks!

  116. Terri says:

    Thank you so much for this introduction! I had no idea such a magical designer was out there! I subscribed to the Owls and pinned the Fairy Castle photo. I want to make one. :)

  117. Jodie says:

    Lovely patterns! I G+ed, pinned and signed up for newsletter. I have to make one of the Fairy Castles…so clever!

  118. Lynn says:

    Great stuff! I ‘liked’ it on facebook =)

  119. Deena says:

    She’s delightful! Thank you Liat, for the interview, I enjoyed reading it. I’ve subscribed and I’ve “Pinned”, I’d love to win the darling bunny slippers pattern to make for my daughter, who’d love them.

  120. isaida says:

    I love Tiny Owl Knits designs. I have several of her patterns. Would love to add another. I tweeted about this great article and became a follower of her blog :)

  121. Sharon says:

    I love your blog and unique knitting patterns. Have signed up for your newsletter and pinned you on pin interest and tweeted on twitter. :-)

  122. Tonya says:

    pinned and subscribed to blog. Going to check out her music too!

  123. katie walker says:

    I love Stephanie’s patterns, I am at this moment waiting for the magic treetop bag, freshly felted in my washing machine to dry so i can construct it and use it! I also have a beekeepers quilt on the go! I tweeted and liked this interview.

  124. Shannon says:

    Lovely interview!! And thank you – I’d heard about the Beekeeper’s Quilt here and there but never by name. I’m so happy to have found the pattern and plan to purchase it as soon as my monthly fibre budget resets come September 1st (if I didn’t have a fibre budget, I’d be eating yarn instead of food, I swear – soft and pretty, but not very nutritious). I tweeted about the interview, and I’m on my way over to Facebook right now to share the link with my crafty friends and family, too.

    • Liat Gat says:

      Shannon, I love that you have a monthly fibre budget. I do, too! It helps me feel great about buying yarn – I don’t have to think twice if the money’s in my budget.

      I’m glad you found the Beekeeper quilt – have a great time knitting it! Thanks for sharing the interview as well.

  125. Kayla says:

    A wonderful interview with Stephanie! I love her patterns especially the Beekeepers Quilt, which is the reason I picked up my long neglected needles and got back to knitting :D

  126. robin pennell says:

    already signed up for owl news. Just liked article to fb! Great article…love love love Stephanie dosen!

  127. MarieAnge says:

    I liked on FB

  128. MarieAnge says:

    I pinned the article.
    Tweeted it.
    Googled +1
    And signed up for the Owl News alerts!

  129. Beth Weidner says:

    pinned it and checked out the great blog – signed up for owl news – love it! And my granddaughter would love bunny hopsalot! (she has a bunny named Captain Jumpsalot!)

  130. Kelley says:

    I love her patterns and her voice! Ms. Dosen makes the cutest little hats. I’m already signed up for Owl News.

  131. Melinda says:

    I shared this brilliant interview on Facebook and Twitter. Thank you so much for interviewing my favourite ever knitwear designer!

  132. Melinda says:

    I shared this brilliant interview on Facebook and Twitter. Thank you so much for interviewing my favourite knitwear designer!

  133. Melinda says:

    I shared on FB and Twitter. :-)

  134. Debbie Pannell says:

    Shared her amazing interview on facebook. I also signed up for her news owl posts! Can’t wait to get the first one!

  135. Ginny D says:

    I’ve signed up for news owls months ago because Stephanie is so awesome! I tweeted about the interview. Great interview.

  136. Lisa says:

    I shared this article on twitter.. Stephanie is amazing!!!

  137. Angela says:

    Lovely designs! I signed up to get a news-owl and shared this article on Pinterest. I also “liked” the Tiny Owl Knits fb page! The hopsalots are so cute! :)

  138. Nicole says:

    I recently came across her blog, and fell in love! I read the entire blog, from beginning to end, and loved every bit of it. I left countless comments, and I left another today :)
    I also tweeted about this giveaway!
    -Nicole
    Knit, Nicole, Knit!

  139. Joanna says:

    What a wonderful interview. I shared in on my pinterest.

  140. Barbara says:

    Done and done. I’d love to win. They are so cute! Barbara

  141. Fran says:

    I shared this brilliant interview on Facebook, I just love tthe magic of Tiny Owls and all the fantasy of magical moments. thanks for the inspirations. :):)

  142. Codi says:

    Signed up for the newsletter, I’ve been keeping the beekeeper mania at bay, but if I win I’m sure it’ll take me over completely!

  143. Jeannie says:

    but, but, but…where’s the pattern for that perfectly simply cozy sweater that Stephanie is wearing while modeling the Where The Wild Things Are Hat?
    I already have the hopsalot pattern (so sweet) and plan to do the woodland hoodlet sometime too,
    But is there a pattern for that great over-sized sweater?

  144. Jeannie says:

    Never mind, I found the pattern! It was the “WEAR the Wild Things Are” jumper pattern I was after. Just thought it was another version of the hat at first. Thank you. Love your patterns.

  145. kim pasquale says:

    Pinned it! Love the patterns!

  146. stefanie says:

    I signed up for the email updates, and liked on Facebook. I also ordered a pattern. Love all of them!!!

  147. A girl called Pete says:

    I love the whimsical! The Woodland Hoodlet is so pretty and I actually like that the cables do not wraparound to the back. I subscribed to Tiny Owl Knits and posted to fb.

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