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WELCOME! I’m Shannon of Very Shannon - a Canadian knitwear design company that focuses on modern, mindful and relaxing knits.

I am continually inspired to create designs that are easy to wear, rich in texture, and that allow makers to have fun and feel confident in both my patterns and their skills.

I hope that my designs find their way onto your needles and into your gorgeous handmade wardrobes and that they encourage you to slow down, take a breath and sink into the rewarding process of slow fashion.

Be mindful, relax and make.

ABOUT ME. I'm a knitwear & sewing pattern designer and author & publisher. I'm happily living a handmade life in Victoria, BC on Vancouver Island with my husband and two daughters. I adore sewing, knitting, drinking coffee, doing yoga, and being at the ocean.

BOOKS & PUBLISHING. I'm the co-author and co-publisher of Within (Marian Rae Publications, 2016), Seasonless (Marian Rae Publications, 2014) and Journey (Marian Rae Publications, 2013), and the co-publisher of Island (Marian Rae Publications, 2012). My work has also appeared in 3 Skeins or Less - Modern Baby Knits (Interweave, 2016) and Fat Quarters: Small Fabrics, More than 50 Big Ideas (Lark Crafts, 2015).

FRIENDLY COMMUNITY. Please stop by anytime to chat with me over on my blog where you will find free tutorials, exciting knit alongs, giveaways, roundups & more!  If you have any questions, need pattern support, have wholesale inquiries or just want to say hello, email me at I look forward to hearing from you!

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Would you love beautiful printed booklets of our knitting pattern library for your shop?

Are you a store or yarn company who would like to sell hard copies of our knitting pattern library or are you interested in having me collaborate with your yarn or fabric brand? If so I'd love to hear from you! Please feel free to email me direct at with inquiries.


// RELATIONSHIPS.  If you think your lovely business, shop, blog or product would be a great fit for Very Shannon, please send an email to (or visit our Contact Page) with your business and contact information. I'd be more than happy to provide you with our rates and the sponsorship opportunities available to suit your needs.

// REASONABLE RATES.  We currently offer very competitive and reasonable rates to showcase your business to a large number of creative women ( & men) worldwide on a fast-paced growing blog! We also offer special 3 month /6 month /12 month rates as well as options to do giveaways, review & partnerships. You never know, we may even barter and trade services with you (we love yarn & fabric)!

// LOYALTY.  Spaces are limited and we are only offering room for ads on the site that are businesses we believe in and are truly proud to promote to our loyal and long time readers. This is a great way to make sure your business will be showcased. We also have a media kit available for more detailed information.


// WE LOVE KNITTING.   We're committed to providing inspiring and fun knitting books that help you to escape to your creative happy place. Filled with breathtaking photography and gorgeous patterns MR books are a wonderful addition to any knitters book collection! 

// INSPIRATION.   We are constantly inspired by the magical place we call home - Vancouver Island. MR books will leave you feeling like you can smell the ocean air and see the forest views.

MR books will transport you to evergreen forests, west coast beaches and the relaxing calm that comes with island life.

// OUR NEW VIDEO.   Don't miss our new video for JOURNEY! Grab a cup of coffee, curl up and get lost for a few minutes in our special sneak peek of our NEW book - JOURNEY!

Two friends with a passion for knitting and the beautiful books that showcase their love of handmade.





November 2016   issue Vogue Knitting Holiday

November 2016 issue Vogue Knitting Holiday

April 2014 issue 21 of   Uppercase Magazine

April 2014 issue 21 of Uppercase Magazine

October 2013   issue  Homespun  (Australia)

October 2013 issue Homespun (Australia)

Contributor in Issue 1 and 2 of   Stylo Magazine.

Contributor in Issue 1 and 2 of Stylo Magazine.

Full page   image in Issue 11 of  Mollie Makes Magazine  (2012)

Full page image in Issue 11 of Mollie Makes Magazine (2012)


Emery for Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 9: Summer 2014

Emery for Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 9: Summer 2014

Keirnan for Scarves etc. 2014 for Quince & Co.

Keirnan for Scarves etc. 2014 for Quince & Co.

Barbara Cowl for Sweet Georgia Yarns, 2013

Barbara Cowl for Sweet Georgia Yarns, 2013


Sweet Georgia Show -   Episode 44

Sweet Georgia Show - Episode 44


Interview on Stash Local for Making & Mothering Series.


STYLE FILE on CTV Vancouver Island News on November 4th, 2014. Click HERE to see video.





C-Fax 1070 - "Real Parenting" 
October 30th, 2010 - Make it yourself moms. 

August 14th, 2010 - Fill in the blanks parenting.

August 28th, 2010 - Mommy bloggers & the power of social media.

*audio clips available upon request.

CBC Radio One - "All Points West"

Sept. 30th, 2010 - Toy Recall