It's here - today is the day! Yay! Within: Knitting Patterns to Warm the Soul is now available! I'm beyond excited and literally cannot wait for you all to see the new book! This book holds such a special place in my heart and I really hope you will all enjoy our newest collection as much as we do. Over the next few weeks we'll be sharing more about Within and the patterns that are in it and the stories/inspirations behind them. I cannot wait to see what lovelies you cast on and to hear your thoughts about Within.  

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WITHIN: Knitting Patterns to Warm the Soul

The soul let's you know when it's time to seek out comfort: hot chocolate, a good book, warm companionship, and - for knitters - layers of cozy wool.


Within (Marian Rae Publications; $21.95, October 2016) is the newest collaboration by designers Jane Richmond and Shannon Cook, featuring six signature patterns for wherever your heart takes you. Inside, you’ll find patterns for accessories, a shawl, and what may become your new favourite everyday garments. Together, the pieces in this accessible collection make a functional and beautiful addition to any knitter’s wardrobe

More than a pattern book, Within has lush, full colour photos that take the knitter on a visual journey along with Gryffin and her beau, through a world of modern rustic coziness designed to stimulate the senses and kindle inspiration. This hand-picked collection allows the knitter to feel it’s possible to make each and every item in the book.


  • All print books of Within include a special coupon code on the inside back cover to access your fully interactive e-Book, as well as individual PDF copies of all patterns in the book. You can redeem your code at
  • For a limited time orders of Within will also include two special FREE bonus patterns - Shoreline Cowl by Shannon Cook and Lodge Toque by Jane Richmond, that were specially designed to use leftover yarns from the the projects in Within.


WITHIN features full colour images throughout.

  • Publication Date: October 5th, 2016
  • Price: $21.95
  • Trim Size: 8 1/2 x 8 1/2
  • ISBN:  978-0-9917289-2-3
  • ISBN-10: 0991728920
  • Page Count: 132
  • Format: Paperback
  • Language: English


Within features 6 gorgeous and cozy knitting patterns ranging from accessories to garments.

  1. HUDSON Shawl by Shannon Cook
  2. TIMBER Cardigan by Shannon Cook
  3. ENTWINE Scarf by Jane Richmond
  4. TREAD Hat by Shannon Cook
  5. WOODSTACK Mitts by Jane Richmond
  6. FIRESIDE Pullover by Jane Richmond

Here's some more about the patterns I designed in the book...

Hudson Shawl by Shannon Cook from book Within. #withinknits #hudsonshawl

HUDSON SHAWL by Shannon Cook

 This shawl is a relaxing project that features addictive stripes paired with textured openwork, with a pretty edging that adds a bit of knitterly interest. Hudson is a quick knit that’s so much fun to make, you won’t want to put it down. The finished product is a generously sized accessory that can be styled many ways. It’s a shawl that just begs to be wrapped up in – no matter the season.

Timber Cardigan by Shannon Cook from book Within. #withinknits #timbercardigan


 This just might be your new favourite everyday cardigan – it’s warm, cozy and versatile. Knitted from the top down, with an easy raglan shaping, Timber is a relaxing knit featuring simple but effective design details. This casual cardigan – designed to be worn open – features twisted ribbing, slimming lines and handy pockets, for a sweater that’s as functional as it is beautiful, whether you’re at the coffee shop or in the woodshed.

Tread Hat by Shannon Cook from Within. #withinknits #treadhat

TREAD HAT by Shannon Cook

 Twisted Rib and Garter stitches combine in this cozy, textured topper. In super soft merino with a luxe faux fur pom pom, this hat will take you from a morning at the farmers’ market to an evening by the campfire without a backward glance. With three sizes and a wide range of yarns to choose from (it looks just as good in regular worsted as it does in chainette), you just might find yourself making multiples.

Shoreline Cowl and Lodge Hat #shorelinecowl #lodgehat #withinknits


And as a special bonus, for the next 2 weeks when you purchase Within, you will also receive 2 FREE BONUS PATTERNS! Shoreline Cowl by Shannon Cook and Lodge Toque by Jane Richmond come FREE with your book purchase! These 2 bonus patterns use the leftovers from your Hudson Shawl and Fireside Pullover in the book - cause who needs leftovers? Not me! Knit those bad boys up into something lovely! 

Take a sneak peek behind into Within with Gryffin and her beau, set amongst the rustic, cozy landscape of gorgeous Metchosin, BC on Vancouver Island. 

We'd love to see your projects!

Use hashtag #WITHINKNITS on social media to share your projects!

Thank you in advance for all of your love and support of Within. So many of you have reached out with kind words and so much enthusiasm and it truly means so much to us. Without all of you we wouldn't be able to keep making these books so please know that your support is valued and appreciated. 

I hope you enjoy your visit to Gryffin's getaway and the knits she wears while amongst the gorgeous scenery of Metchosin, BC. It's not that far a drive from where I live and I visit the beach near this farm frequently and can always be found knitting and daydreaming while I'm there :) So grab a cup of coffee and pull up a cozy seat - I'm dying to hear what you think about Within!