This shawl is meant to soothe your soul. Designed during a time in my life that I needed to have courage, it’s a project that you can get lost in, but also express your emotions and personality through. The mosaic knitting technique creates a gorgeous pattern while still letting your mind relax, so whether it’s knit during your happiest or most challenging time, Courage will bring you solace and joy. Choose colors that inspire you, and wear this shawl bravely as a symbol of your own personal journey.
COURAGE is knit using two solids and one multi-color worsted yarn, this triangular shawl is worked top down using mosiac knitting. Courage is comprised of all knit and purl stitches and uses only one color per row, creating a stunning colorwork effect that’s much easier than it looks. Play with your palette! Whether you go bold or use neutrals, be you.
To celebrate the release of COURAGE use code “courage15” to save 15% OFF your purchase on Ravelry (only). Coupon valid until 06/14/2019, midnight, PST. Read More
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! Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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). Read More
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". Read More
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.
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. Read More
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. Read More
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! Read More
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! Read More
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! Read More
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! Read More
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! Read More
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"! Read More
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. Read More