Earlier this year I had the pleasure of being part of a brand new collection releasing today for Hinterland called Hinterland Straits! I used Hinterland Rangea lofty worsted weight, for both of my patterns - Compass Shawl and Rivers Wrap. I found Range so inspiring to work with and really enjoyed designing and knitting both of these cozy and versatile accessories. I hope you enjoy each of these pieces as much as I do.


Both of these new patterns are available today on Ravelry (Compass Shawl HERE and Rivers Wrap HERE) and you can also find them in lovely print form at Knit City alongside the samples at the Hinterland booth. Yep - you got it - you can try them on :) Just be warned - once you try one on you won't want to take it off! I literally knit them while wearing them. That's how soft and warm Range is. It feels wonderful against your body. 

You can find other patterns in the collection as well from designers Andrea Rangel, Lindsay Inouye and Jane Richmond. There's garments, accessories and slippers :) You can view the look book for the Hinterland Straits collection HERE.

Here's some more about my new lovelies! First up The Compass Shawl...

COMPASS Shawl by Shannon Cook #compassshawl #hinterlandstraits


Diagonal rib stitching contrasted with ribboned stockinette creates a dynamic texture throughout the Compass Shawl. Knit in Hinterland Range, the fabric shows off a subtle contrast in two tones, creating lines and patterns that resemble crests of waves. This shawl is an engaging knit, resulting in a light but cozy layer.

Compass Shawl by Shannon Cook #compassshawl #hinterlandstrait
COMPASS Shawl by Shannon Cook #compassshawl #hinterlandstraits

And next is the Rivers Wrap....

RIVERS Wrap by Shannon Cook #riverswrap #hinterlandstraits


The Rivers Wrap beautifully showcases the colours of Hinterland Range, creating contrasting bias stripes in five tones that echo tidelines and swirls of coastal waterways. The garter stitch fabric utilizes artful colour shifts throughout its length, creating dynamic and gorgeous contrast whether it lies flat or whirled around you like a warm, gentle hug.

Rivers Wrap by Shannon Cook #riverswrap #hinterlandstrait
RIVERS Wrap by Shannon Cook #riverswrap #hinterlandstraits
RIVERS Wrap by Shannon Cook #riverswrap #hinterlandstraits

You can find more information about each pattern and their technical details/photos on Ravelry below:



Thank you to Hanahlie for creating such lovely yarns to work with and for inviting me to be a part of such a lovely collection. You can view all of the pieces in the Hinterland Straits collection HERE on her website tomorrow and also in person at Knit City.

A huge thank you to my tech editor Anne Marie who always works so tirelessly to make these patterns as good as they can be and to all my testers who, as always, play such an important and fun role in making my sketches become reality. I'll be sharing more of their projects and mine later on the blog so stay tuned!

And thanks to all of you for your continued support - I hope you curl up with these lovelies this fall & winter and they bring you so much happiness and relaxation.