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NEW PATTERN - THE KAPSEL CARDIGAN!!!

NEW PATTERN - THE KAPSEL CARDIGAN!!!

K A P S E L

With an all-over textured pattern and modern silhouette, Kapsel is a versatile cardigan that is perfect for the office, outings with friends, or cozy nights in. It features a flattering modified drop shoulder, big front pockets, and a comfortable fit that’s as stylish as it is snuggly. Whether paired with favourite jeans or pj’s, you’ll find yourself reaching for Kapsel over and over again.

KAPSEL is a cardigan that has been a true testament of my love of modern, yet comfortable silhouettes. I set out over a year ago to design an everyday essential cardigan with a textured, clean aesthetic and a flattering fit that works on a variety of figures and with a wide range of silhouettes. I wanted it to be worn to work, at home - heck even to bed. Dressed up or down, paired with ready to wear & your fave handmades - I hope it works with your capsule wardrobe. I truly want you to enjoy your best life in it.

To celebrate the release of KAPSEL use code “kapsel15” to save 15% OFF your purchase on Ravelry (only). Coupon valid until 02/18/2019, midnight, PST.

BONUS Your purchase of KAPSEL also includes a link to our Kapsel Help Webpage filled with helpful important information in regards to gauge, pattern stitches and more! You’ll find tips for choosing your size, modifying Kapsel, and technical videos showing you how to work the main pattern stitch as well as the German Short Rows used in this sweater. We hope this ensure you enjoy knitting KAPSEL as much as we do!

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NEW PATTERN - TAMITIK HAT!!!

NEW PATTERN - TAMITIK HAT!!!

Tamitik is toasty warm and eye-catching all at once! The easy-to-memorize slipped stitch pattern creates a cozy texture, and can be knit with a contrast color for even more flair. Instruction are included to knit Tamitik in one or multiple colors, as well as in three sizes. Stylishly unisex, Tamitik is a super quick knit in bulky weight yarn, which makes it perfect for stash busting and gift giving.

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NEW PATTERN - RIVULET FROM BROOKLYN TWEED WOOL PEOPLE 12

NEW PATTERN - RIVULET FROM BROOKLYN TWEED WOOL PEOPLE 12

Meet RIVULET

I'm so very excited to announce I have a pattern in the newest Brooklyn Tweed Wool People Collection! Can we say pinch me now people! I literally cried when I found out I could cross this dream off my bucket list! It's been a long standing goal of mine to work with Brooklyn Tweed and I'm so very excited to be able to finally show you all what I've been busy working on! And then to have the whole collection release on my birthday today - well gosh darn - it's like icing on the sprinkles on the icing on the cake....lol.

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HARO SHAWL - NEW PATTERN

HARO SHAWL - NEW PATTERN

MEET HARO

HARO is the newest shawl pattern of mine for this year's Hinterland Straits 2017 collection! Haro is meant to be curled up and snuggled into. It's the shawl you reach for on blustery days, for seaside strolls & chilly nights, and on days you just need a knit hug. 

HARO features a half-hap shawl construction. Worked in two colours of Hinterland Range, the Haro shawl is a stunning composition of openwork, texture, and colourshifts. The fabric of this generously-sized shawl is soft and cozy, with repeated stripes that create beautiful swirls reminiscent of cascading waves when wrapped for warmth.

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NEW PATTERN || VERONIKA CARDIGAN IS HERE! SAVE 15% - SPECIAL RELEASE SALE!

NEW PATTERN || VERONIKA CARDIGAN IS HERE! SAVE 15% - SPECIAL RELEASE SALE!

When that special piece that's missing from your closet turns from a rough sketch to your new fave sweater! A wonderful kind of magic that I'll never tire of. Veronika knits up quickly and feels so darn good for the soul. I can't help but smile every time I see her. I like to describe her as Aritzia meets rustic wool...lol. She's one of those sweaters you can live in - you know, my fave kind - the ones you can throw on with most things, layer through all the seasons....heck you can wear it with your pjs around the house (which you definitely know I'll be doing...lol).

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NEW PATTERNS || BERROCO PORTFOLIO VOLUME 4 - CAVILLERI HAT & COWL PATTERNS

NEW PATTERNS || BERROCO PORTFOLIO VOLUME 4 - CAVILLERI HAT & COWL PATTERNS

I'm so excited to finally be able to share that I recently got to design two patterns for the newest Berroco Portfolio - Volume 4! I designed a hat and cowl set called Cavilleri that was inspired by Ali McGraw's character from the iconic romance "Love Story". 

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KNITTING || ATMEN COLOR PALETTES

KNITTING || ATMEN COLOR PALETTES

One of my favourite things about knitting and designing shawls is dreaming up color palettes! From neutrals to brights - it's always so interesting to see what color combos you all use. Add in gradients and speckles and you've got a great way to show off your personality in your knitting. My newest pattern - ATMEN, is fabulous for doing exactly that and for using leftovers, showing off custom palettes and for mixing up colors and having some fun!

I recently was lucky enough to get back to visit one of my fave yarn shops - Churchmouse Yarns & Teas in Bainbridge Island, WA. Whenever I get to Churchmouse I dive into the yarns and have some serious fun pulling color combos for shawls. This visit we put together some yummy palettes for my newest design - ATMEN. You can find these color palettes all for sale HERE on the Churchmouse website. You can also purchase lovely printed pattern booklets of ATMEN both online and in their shop as well.

 

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NEW PATTERN || THE ATMEN SHAWL IS HERE! SAVE 20% - SPECIAL RELEASE SALE!

NEW PATTERN || THE ATMEN SHAWL IS HERE! SAVE 20% - SPECIAL RELEASE SALE!

I'm so excited to release my newest shawl pattern today - ATMEN! What does Atmen mean? It means breathe in German (read below to find out the back story of Atmen). With Atmen I knew I wanted to design and knit something that was meditative and soothing but that was still fun to make. You know the kind of pattern I mean.....the knitflixing kind...lol. 

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NEW PATTERN || HEART ON MY SLEEVE EBOOK - LIONHEART

NEW PATTERN || HEART ON MY SLEEVE EBOOK - LIONHEART

So excited and honoured to be a part of the new eBook - Heart on my Sleeve: Knit with Care! This special book features 8 sweater patterns, sized baby to big, from 9 different designers. Designs have been donated by myself, Romi Hill, Bristol Ivy, Tanis Lavallée, Joji Locatelli, Alexa Ludeman, Jane Richmond, Ysolda Teague, and Alexa Ludeman and Emily Wessel of Tin Can Knits. The project and ebook were coordinated by Tin Can Knits. Check out the designs now on Ravelry!

For each $18 ebook sold, $16.80 USD is donated to the Against Malaria Foundation (the remainder is made up of Paypal and Ravelry fees). Each ebook purchased will help purchase nets that keep people safe. 

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NEW PATTERN - FEYRE SHAWL!

NEW PATTERN - FEYRE SHAWL!

I'm so happy & excited to release the FEYRE shawl knitting pattern today! FEYRE was inspired by the main character Feyre, from the Court of Thorn and Roses Series by Sarah J. Maas, and is a crescent shaped shawl that embodies both the strength & softness, and the lightness & darkness that are always at play within Feyre. Relaxing to knit combinations of Stockinette stitch, Garter stitch and Slip Stitch Ribs combine to make a shawl filled with texture that's fabulous for showing off your new favorite marl, tonal or hand dyed yarn!

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FREE PATTERNS || POCKET POTHOLDERS FREE SEWING PATTERN!

FREE PATTERNS || POCKET POTHOLDERS FREE SEWING PATTERN!

Over the last few months our first home underwent a kitchen reno. It's been a fun, sometimes stressful and very educational experience...lol. If you've ever renovated I'm sure you know what I mean. While l I haven't yet shared the finished renovation on the blog yet (I plan to in Sept) I have been having a wonderful time sourcing lovely accessories & decor items for our main floor. So when I got an email from my awesomely talented and sweet friend Dana of MADE EVERYDAY to join in on her Boardwalk Delight fabric blog party I just knew I HAD to have the Eat It All print all over! I mean c'mon people! Kitchen + black/white + eat it all = shannon needs! Lol! So instead of going out and buying some of my fave style of potholders I decided to sew some up and share the FREE PATTERN for my POCKET POTHOLDERS with you too! 

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NEW PATTERN || 3 SKEINS OR LESS - MODERN BABY KNITS

NEW PATTERN || 3 SKEINS OR LESS - MODERN BABY KNITS

I had the pleasure of designing a pattern for Tanis Gray's newest book 3 Skeins or Less - Modern Baby Knits! This lovely collection features 23 knitted patterns for garments, blankets, toys, and more! The best part is that each pattern in the book takes only 3 skeins or less!! I love that! 

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NEW PATTERN || AMBERLE SHAWL & A GIVEAWAY!

NEW PATTERN || AMBERLE SHAWL & A GIVEAWAY!

I'm so excited to release my newest knitting pattern - AMBERLE

Meet a triangular shawl that’s as addictive to knit as it is snuggly to wear. Amberle’s squishy textural stitches bring worsted yarns to life and the repetitive pattern is easily memorized—making it much less complicated than it looks. The wide border creates a gorgeous way to showcase contrasting colors. And did I mention the texture - swoon!

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MINI KNIT-ALONG || COME KNIT LANDSLIDE WITH ME!

MINI KNIT-ALONG || COME KNIT LANDSLIDE WITH ME!

It's storming and raining buckets here again but the tree is up and decorated and I'm snuggled up inside knitting on my 3rd Landslide Hat & Mitt Set! Would you like to join me? Pour some coffee, cozy up and pop on by our Ravelry Group to join in with our Landslide Mini-Knit Along! 

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PATTERN || EMERY SHAWL INDIE RELEASE & SALE

PATTERN || EMERY SHAWL INDIE RELEASE & SALE

Last May I was beyond thrilled to have my pattern EMERY in the Summer 2014 Issue of Pom Pom Quarterly! It was definitely a highlight of the year for me! I love Pom Pom! This time of year is perfect for knitting an EMERY so I'm excited to say that EMERY has been released as an individual pattern HERE. It's available on Ravelry and is 20% OFF till Friday with coupon code "EMERY20"! 

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NEW PATTERN || THE BRADWAY SHAWL!

NEW PATTERN || THE BRADWAY SHAWL!

I love to knit & wear my handknits in the summer. So when the warm weather rolls around I'm all about still wearing my pretty shawls. Our newest pattern - BRADWAY, is all about summer. It's inspired by jean cut-offs, summer night strolls, camping, and lakeside relaxation with loved ones - BRADWAY is that warm, lazy feeling summer brings.

Textured twisted ribs & knit purl combos make for a modern rustic triangular shawl that’s a fun & relaxing knit. BRADWAY will be your shawl of choice for cool evenings around the campfire & lazy summer night strolls.

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NEW PATTERN & KNIT ALONG || LORELAI & THE GILMORE GIRLS KNIT ALONG!!!!!

The LORELAI Shawl pattern release and the reveal of our new mystery knit along is here! It's time for our newest knit along - GILMORE GIRLS KAL!!!!!


Me and the talented ladies behind Nice & Knit have been excitedly waiting for today! As soon as I set eyes on the gorgeous skeins of Nice & Knit DK they so kindly sent my way I knew they had to be a shawl. After spending way too much time binge watching Gilmore Girls I was feeling inspired by Lorelai and all her flair & fun personality and the LORELAI shawl was born!

LORELAI SHAWL PATTERN



Can't you just imagine Lorelai strolling past Luke's in her fave jeans & rock n'roll t-shirt, wearing this shawl? I can!

I wanted something filled with color and life. The combination of lace stitches and stockinette play up together to create a textural and graphic effect that suits any color palette that fits your personality! Pastels or brights - doesn't matter! It all works with Lorelai!

When I designed LORELAI I also knew I wanted to host a surprise Gilmore Girls Knit Along at the same time! So we're going to do something different for this KAL! You can choose to knit up LORELAI along with us or any other pattern you feel suits the Gilmore Girls "aesthetic". We just want you knitting!

We also want you to come on over to our lovely landing page where you can stay up to date with all the things Gilmore Girl Knit Along! This is also where you can easily sign up this year & get all the details for theKAL, and buy the LORELAI pattern + Nice & Knit Yarn Kits! You can find it at www.veryshannon.com/ggkal15

We have lots of fun stuff over there! So make sure to pop on over & to also use #ggkal15 & #lorelaishawl on social media for all your projects.

And if you do want to knit up a LORELAI (yay!) the awesome gals over at

Nice & Knit have put together the most amazing yarn kits!!!! Seriously! The color palettes are drool worthy!!! And even better with every purchase of the yarn kits you get a FREE NICE & KNITTER TOTE!!! Can we say "YES, PLEASE"! You can find them for sale HERE.

A big thank you to the talented Betsy of Betsy Jo Photography for her amazing skills and patience. She knit up the gorgeous sample shown above and did all the photography! Thank you for making my vision come to life Betsy! You're the best!

Will you be joining in? What colors would you use for LORELAI? Do you love Gilmore Girls too? Come join the fun!!!

All images © Betsy Jo Photography

NEW PATTERN || LOSLASSEN SHAWL!

I'm so excited to be able to release our newest knitting pattern -

Loslassen! Loslassen is a uniquely shaped shawl that flatters the figure! 

Garter ridges paired with feminine lace openwork within a uniquely shaped shawl create a lovely juxtaposition that is both flattering & easy to wear.

Loslassen drapes with ease & style mimicking the look of raglan shaping slimming the frame & showcase hand-dyed yarn beautifully.

LOSLASSEN \\\

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Loslassen is made from 2 skeins of the lovely Neighborhood Fiber Co. yarn Studio Sock(fingering) shown in colorway Columbus Circle. It's such a lovely and soft light blue. I immediately was smitten with it. I designed Loslassen for the shop A Grand Yarn. They have a fun monthly yarn club called The Indie Club and my pattern was the February selection. It was so neat to do a club pattern! I really enjoyed it and now I get to release the pattern to all of you too! Loslassen will work great with your current fave fingering weight yarn crush! Pick your fave color of the season and get knitting!



I really wanted Loslassen to be able to be worn multiple ways and to also sit uber-comfortably on the shoulders all while slimming the frame. I love the way the raglan-esque shaping on the shoulders allows this shawl to sit almost like you're wearing a cardigan. It's so comfy and now that I have my sample back I've hardly taken it off!

or you can get your copy of LOSLASSEN here:

VERY SHANNON \\\ RAVELRY \\\  ETSY



Loslassen has an addicting combination of an easy to memorize lace openwork and simple Garter ridges. I think an Intermediate Beginner could easily tackle this pattern. I really enjoyed knitting it and hope you all will too! Have some fun with it!

A special thank you to my friend Summer for allowing me to shoot in her gorgeous home on the lake and her beautiful cousin Kailee for modelling so patiently for me. Thank ladies!

*** Use Coupon Code "SAVE15" to save 15% off Loslassen until Sunday in our Ravelry Shop ONLY. ***

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or you can get your copy of LOSLASSEN here:

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I cannot wait to see all your Loslassen Shawls!!! Make sure to tag your shawls with #LoslassenShawl on Instagram and Twitter! Thank you for all of your support and happy knitting!

*All images copyright © VeryShannon.com

FREE PATTERN || BUCKET BASKET TOTE PATTERN!

The FREE Bucket Basket Tote Sewing Pattern is here!!! 

I'm addicted to totes, baskets, project bags & more! Pretty much if I can put my latest knitting project in it and bring it around with me I'm addicted to it. I can never have enough. One of my favorite things to store my wip's in and misc yarn is my African Basket.


I was lucky enough to pick up my basket from Tolt Yarn & Wool Shop last spring and I adore it. I've been on the hunt since then for the same style but in a shopping tote size. Well I finally got tired of looking around to buy with no success that I decided to design a tote that's inspired by the shape of the African Shopper Tote.

I just knew when I spotted the new fabric lineWanderer by the oh so amazing April Rhodes forArt Gallery Fabrics, that it was the PERFECT fabric for my new Bucket Basket Tote! I loved the tribal vibe and the color palette! So I'm more than thrilled to be a part of April's fabric tour for Wanderer today! All the prints I used were from the Air palette. I used Serape-Dream, Sacred Seeds Brittle, Temple of Asiaq, Crochetting Clouds, Gust of Leaves Silver and Sacred Seeds Mojave.

So pick out your fave Wanderer prints to feature and get sewing your very own Bucket Basket Tote! It's easy, fun to make and such a cute tote! It fits infinite amounts of goodies and features a pocket inside. There's not too many bells on whistles on this tote as I wanted to keep the shape of the Bucket Basket the star of the bag. I also wanted to let you have some fun with customizing it as you go!

I'm dreaming of versions of this quilted, with piecing in the mid portion, embroidery etc. I was dying to make my straps out of leather but I just couldn't get my hands on leather straps in time for the pattern release. I hope to do one in the future though. I'd like to do the bag in some faux leather mixed in with a fun print! See....so many options! You know how I love that and I hope you all do too!



Get your copy of the FREE Bucket Basket Tote Pattern! You can choose to either download the pattern from our pattern shop at VeryShannon.com or via Google Docs.

*Remember to always print straight from Adobe Reader - not from your browser, Google Docs or if on a Mac in preview mode.


>>> Download from our Very Shannon Shop

*Please note you will be asked for payment information. This is just part of the cart process. It does not store your payment information and nor will you be charged. The pattern is free.

>>> Download from Google Docs

*Please note if getting from Google Drive make sure to download the file first and then print from Adobe Reader - not from direct from google drive or the picture quality/sizing can be wrong.



I hope you enjoy our Bucket Basket Tote pattern! Be sure to share your projects on social media with #BBTOTE so I can see all your lovely bags!! Happy sewing!

WOULD YOU LIKE TO WIN SOME WANDERER?

If you would like to win a HUGE giveaway of WANDERER pop over to April's Instagram feed and follow her (@aprilrhodes) and regram any of the Wanderer Tour photos with #wanderertourgiveaway and she'll choose a winner on March 1st of 20 half yard cuts! That equals 10yds of fabric peeps!!

DON'T MISS THE REST OF THE TOUR!

Sunday Feb. 15 – Nicole Morgenthau finchsewingstudio.com Monday

Feb. 16 - Holly Hughes -hollygetsquilty.com

Tuesday Feb. 17 - Shannon Cook -veryshannon.com

Wednesday Feb. 18 - Becca Bryan -  bryanhousequilts.com

Thursday Feb. 19 - Rochelle New -luckylucille.com

Friday Feb. 20 - Kate -http://seekatesew.com

Saturday Feb. 21 - Amber -oneshabbychick.typepad.com

Sunday Feb. 22 - Caroline Hulse -sewcaroline.com

Monday Feb. 23 - John Adams -quiltdad.com

Tuesday Feb. 24 - Maureen Cracknell -maureencracknellhandmade

Wednesday Feb. 25 - Delia - deliacreates.com

Thursday Feb. 26 - Kelly -cutcutsew.com

Friday Feb. 27 - Christopher Thompson-thetattooedquilter.com

NEW FREE PATTERN || FARBE COWL!

Who's in the mood for a new free pattern? Yay! I'm so excited to show you all the FARBE Cowl!



DOWNLOAD THE FREE FARBE COWL PATTERN

It's been getting pretty cold over here on Vancouver Island and I've been craving a new super chunky cowl! I adore color blocking and thought it would be fun to whip up a new free pattern for you all showcasing just that!

The FARBE Cowl is warm & cozy, fast to knit up and adds a great pop to your fall/winter wardrobe! It's also a great beginner pattern! You can access the FREE download for FARBE on Ravelry, in our VeryShannon Shop or via direct download HERE.



I love the combo of black and white and think it pairs so nicely with my winter wardrobe. The FARBE Cowl would look great in so many color combos! You could add some fun stripes or a 3rd color! Lots of options for you to add your special touch to your FARBE Cowl.  It's knit up in a super bulky weight yarn on large needles for a nice drape and it works up in just a few hours! Can't beat that during gift giving time!

If you're a beginner knitter don't be scared of FARBE. This is literally plain knitting but you get to learn 2 new techniques that are a great asset for any knitter's skill set - the Provisional Crochet Cast-On and the Kitchener Stitch. Both look way harder than they are and once you try them you will find yourself using them all the time. They allow you, in this pattern, to knit flat so you can customize how long/wide you'd like your cowl to be and then seam your ends easily and invisibly when you are done. The free pattern includes visual links to learn how to implement both of these techniques.



Would you like to knit the FARBE Cowl? Click below for where you can download your FREE PATTERN!

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I was so excited & thankful to have my lovely friend Rebecca (of the blog Nook) to be my model for me again. You may recognize her from both the Lansbury and Mallory cowl patterns. She's one of the fastest knitters I know! She's a hard working product and sample knitter and a sweetheart! We drove down to one of my fave beaches for this photoshoot. I owe her one as it was freezing cold out that day! The sun was out and it sure was gorgeous but darn was it cold! Good thing she was wearing the FARBE Cowl!

I hope you all enjoy this new pattern and I can't wait to see "your" version of the FARBE Cowl! Bring on the color blocking! What yarn/color combos will you use for your FARBE Cowl? Don't forget to use #farbecowl on social media to tag your projects!