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BIRTHDAY SALE - DON'T MISS OUR BIGGEST DISCOUNT OF THE YEAR!

BIRTHDAY SALE - DON'T MISS OUR BIGGEST DISCOUNT OF THE YEAR!

IT'S TIME FOR OUR ANNUAL BIRTHDAY SALE - SAVE 40% OFF!

It's my 41st birthday today and to celebrate and say a HUGE thank you to all of YOU for supporting me and my dreams I'm running my annual birthday sale! Woot woot!!!!! 

Use code "shes41" to save 40% OFF my *entire pattern library! Sale is valid on Ravelry HERE and in my online shop HERE. Coupon is valid from June 20th - 22nd, midnight, PST. 

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SALE || 40TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION SALE - 40% OFF!

SALE || 40TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION SALE - 40% OFF!

Today is my 40th bday :) I'm feeling both excited for what's to come and yet nostalgic for the time that's past. It's definitely a strange feeling and one that I've been spending a lot of time reflecting on during yoga and meditation. I don't want to feel sad or scared of my 40's - I want to own them. I want to show 40 who's boss...lol, and have a fabulous time enjoying being comfortable in my own skin and knowing my true self.

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SALE || INDIE DESIGN GIFT-ALONG 2016 - SAVE 25% OFF ON 20 PATTERNS!

SALE || INDIE DESIGN GIFT-ALONG 2016 - SAVE 25% OFF ON 20 PATTERNS!

It's time for the Indie Design Gift-along 2016! Yay! This is such a fun event and one I'm super happy to be a part of every year! It's such a wonderful way to join in with a friendly group of knitters to get your gifts made, have a great time and support independent designers at the same time.

Save 25% OFF on 20 patterns with code "giftalong2016" from 11/22-11/26!

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WITHIN || EBOOK & INDIVIDUAL PATTERNS AVAILABLE NOW!

WITHIN || EBOOK & INDIVIDUAL PATTERNS AVAILABLE NOW!

THANK YOU sooooo much for all the lovely and supportive response to our new book Within: Knitting Patterns to Warm the Soul! I'm giving you all huge virtual hugs...lol! Seriously, I cannot say thank you enough for all the kind and sweet words. It truly means so much how you've all embraced the book and supported us - so thank you! It fills my heart and I feel so blessed to be part of such a wonderful, supportive and loving community. 

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SALE || BIRTHDAY SALE - 39% OFF ALL PATTERNS!

SALE || BIRTHDAY SALE - 39% OFF ALL PATTERNS!

Today is my 39th birthday and to celebrate I wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to all of you! All of my knitting + sewing patterns are 39% OFF (until 06.24.16) to say thank you for all of your continued support & friendship! I love you guys!

Simply use coupon code "bday39" to save! Valid on RavelryEtsy & Veryshannon.com! Valid until 06.24.16, midnight, PST.

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SEWING || FAVE 5 SEWING PATTERNS - FEBRUARY!

SEWING || FAVE 5 SEWING PATTERNS - FEBRUARY!

It's February and that means it's time to share the latest sewing patterns we've been crushing on! I'm in the mood for flannel, knits, chambray, denim and wool!!! I'm all about the cozy this month!!! 

Check out our "Fave 5" sewing patterns for February below!!! What patterns are you smitten with this month? 

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MAKING || OUR FAVOURITE QUICK GIFTS TO SEW OR KNIT!

MAKING || OUR FAVOURITE QUICK GIFTS TO SEW OR KNIT!

It's never too late to whip up a fabulous handmade gift for that special person in your life! I've put together our favourite Very Shannon quick gifts to sew or knit! Whether it's a great new bag, zippered pouch, or new hat we've got you covered! Happy making!

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NEW PATTERNS || LANDSLIDE HAT & FINGERLESS MITTS!!!

NEW PATTERNS || LANDSLIDE HAT & FINGERLESS MITTS!!!

I've had a yearning for a new hat & fingerless mitts this season! I knew as soon as Brooklyn Tweed released their gorgeous new bulky yarn - Quarry the other month that it was time to get knitting! The LANDSLIDE HAT & MITTS SET are filled with yummy texture, are super cozy, and they are oh so fun to knit & wear! They make great quick gift knitting but are also perfect for treating yourself with! 

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SEWING || PATTERNS ON MY CUTTING TABLE #3

SEWING || PATTERNS ON MY CUTTING TABLE #3

It's time for a new edition of Patterns on My Cutting Table! I really need to find more than a few days of dedicated sewing time so I can get these lovelies made up asap! I love them all! There has been a slew of new & fabulous patterns popping up this past month! Which ones are your fave? Do you have any of them on your cutting table already? 

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MAKING || MOTHERS DAY PROJECT IDEAS

MAKING || MOTHERS DAY PROJECT IDEAS

Mother's Day is just around the corner and we've got some fun & quick projects that would make wonderful Mother's Day gifts for the special women in your life!

Whether you sew or knit, we think any of these would bring a smile to her face & hopefully to yours while you make it! Happy making for Mother's Day! Hopefully you'll find a great gift to make & give and while you're at it treat yourself to one too!

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SEWING & KNITTING || PATTERNS & TUTORIALS OF 2014

I love the start of a new year. I always feel inspired to set new goals and take a look at the past year.

SCHWIMMEN   - SEASONLESS || Mini Collection Volume One

SCHWIMMEN - SEASONLESS || Mini Collection Volume One

Life gets busy and sometimes we miss things on the blogs we read. So here's a quick run down of all the goodies we released in 2014 both FREE & paid and both for sewing & knitting! I hope you enjoy them and feel inspired to make one (or a few)! I couldn't continue to live my dream if it wasn't for all of your endless support so thank you to all of you from the bottom of my heart! xoxox

/// FREE PATTERNS & TUTORIALS - SEWING


/// PATTERNS & TUTORIALS - KNITTING (FREE & PAID)

SCHWIMMEN & LAYLOW - SEASONLESS || MINI COLLECTION VOL. 1

FARBE - Free Pattern

EMERY - Pom Pom Magazine Issue 9 Summer 2014

KEIRNAN - Quince & Co. Scarves 2014


Are you ready to get making & creating? Yay! I've got some fun new projects planned for this year too! Look for sewing & knitting patterns/tutorials to come your way so stay tuned!

Have you made any of the above? I'd love to see your pics! Let me know in the comments & let's chat!

NEW PATTERNS || SEASONLESS: MINI COLLECTION VOLUME ONE eBOOK IS HERE!

SEASONLESS | Mini Collection Volume One eBook by Shannon Cook and Jane Richmond. 3 modern, versatile and seasonless patterns from Marian Rae Publications. #seasonlessknits #knitting #book

I am so excited to finally reveal the latest collaboration between Jane Richmond and I - SEASONLESS | Mini Collection Volume One is here!!!! 

Modern minimalism was our style inspiration and pieces that were suited to any season was the end goal. An open work lace hat (Schwimmen), drop stitch crescent shawl (Laylow) designed by me and comfortable pullover (Palladio) designed by Jane Richmond make up the seasonless pieces of this gorgeous mini collection!

Over the weekend we had a booth at the 3rd annual Knit City where we launched our newest collection! We  had originally planned to sell a limited number of printed booklets as a special release at Knit City and then return home to make the digital versions available. But the response to the printed booklets has been overwhelming and we would love to give everyone an opportunity to buy their very own printed copy!

SEASONLESS | Mini Collection Volume One eBook by Shannon Cook and Jane Richmond. 3 modern, versatile and seasonless patterns from Marian Rae Publications. #seasonlessknits #knitting #book

So today we are so excited to launch the lovely eBook (76 pages), because we just can't bear to keep you waiting any longer! But if you have your heart set on a hard copy (29 pages) of SEASONLESS we will be offering the printed booklets for a limited time, coming soon! So stay tuned for that on our blogs and on our website - www.marianraepublications.com! You can see photos, get info, read our blog and stay up to date on all things Marian Rae Publications there as well as follow us on twitter HERE. And don't forget to follow along and tag all your project pics with #seasonlessknits.


SEASONLESS: Mini Collection, Volume One 
Included with the eBook:

+ The 76 page eBook includes the entire photo shoot with gorgeous
photography from Nicholas Kupiak
+ Extra resources for knitting help
+ An interactive PDF for easy navigation between the pattern pages
and website links
+ Reformatted, print-friendly PDF versions of all of the patterns

eBook Only $12.95!

or purchase the individual patterns



THE NEW PATTERNS
I've been so excited to show you all the 2 patterns that I designed for SEASONLESS! I promise to feature them both on the blog and give you all the details and behind the scenes on my newest patterns soon but in the meantime here's some gorgeous shots & a bit of info! I can't stop wearing both and I'm so happy with them and hope you will all love them too!

/// LAYLOW
LAYLOW is a fresh, modern and reversible shawl pattern that is knit up in fingering weight for a versatile, seasonless accessory. It's airy, lightweight and a relaxing knit with an easy to memorize stitch pattern.


SEASONLESS | Mini Collection Volume One eBook. Laylow Shawl pattern by Shannon Cook. #seasonlessknits #knitting #book
SEASONLESS | Mini Collection Volume One eBook. Laylow Shawl pattern by Shannon Cook. #seasonlessknits #knitting #book
SEASONLESS | Mini Collection Volume One eBook. Laylow Shawl pattern by Shannon Cook. #seasonlessknits #knitting #book


/// SCHWIMMEN
SCHWIMMEN is a fun and enjoyable project with a flowing pattern repeat & addictive open work. It's an interesting and pleasant knit that is sure to be a staple in your year-round wardrobe.

RAVELRYSHOP  |  ETSY

SEASONLESS | Mini Collection Volume One eBook. Schwimmen hat pattern by Shannon Cook. #seasonlessknits #knitting #book
SEASONLESS | Mini Collection Volume One eBook. Schwimmen hat pattern by Shannon Cook. #seasonlessknits #knitting #book
SEASONLESS | Mini Collection Volume One eBook. Schwimmen hat pattern by Shannon Cook. #seasonlessknits #knitting #book


Jane and I are so in love with this special collection! The Mini Collections are a new series we will be releasing in between our larger book publications. We truly hope you will enjoy knitting and wearing these as much as we do!

A huge thank you all of you for your endless support! You all mean so much to me and your support is truly the reason I am able to continue to do what I love. And another thank you to my fabulous testers - you guys rock, and to my family - I love you so much - thank you for putting up with me being a major stress case these last few weeks.

Happy knitting - seasonlessly.

STYLO ISSUE 2 || THE FRANKIE DRESS PATTERN (COMING SOON)!


I've been excitedly counting down the days until the newest issue of STYLO was out and today's the day!!!!! My upcoming dress pattern - FRANKIE, is featured in STYLO Issue 2!!!!

I've been sketching the design for FRANKIE since last fall and knew I wanted it to be our next VERY SHANNON sewing pattern for this sprint! I've got a soft spot for color blocking and thought it would be a fun detail to add to such a cute dress silhouette! My girls and I just love it! I'm aiming for a late May/early June release so stay tuned! It's such a fun sew! I'll be putting a call out for testers soon as well.

THE FRANKIE DRESS FEATURES:

// No closures - that's right! No zippers or buttons!
// Color blocked bodice 
// Options for a bodice with no color blocking
// Options for sleeveless, short sleeve and 3/4 length sleeve
// Special pleat details on the skirt
// Multiple skirt length options
// Pockets!!! 
and more!!!!!

THE FRANKIE DRESS Sewing Pattern by VeryShannon.com - Coming Soon!
THE FRANKIE DRESS Sewing Pattern by VeryShannon.com - Coming Soon!

FRANKIE makes a versatile dress filled with options so it can be worn all year round. I can easily see it styled for playtime over some cute leggings but also easily worn as a sleeveless maxi length just perfect for a flower girl or a summer dress at the beach! There are so many options and ways to customize it and make FRANKIE work for that special girl in your life!

I can't wait to show and tell you more! And I will soon! But for now you can check out the pics over in the newest issue of STYLO and see some below!!!! I hope you will all love FRANKIE as much as I do <3 

Also make sure you flip through the whole issue of STYLO! There are amazing projects in there and I'm so honored to be included. But I also have a special sale on in honor of STYLO and you can get the discount code in the newest issue!!! The sale is valid until May 31st, midnight, PST.

THE FRANKIE DRESS Sewing Pattern by VeryShannon.com - Coming Soon!
THE FRANKIE DRESS Sewing Pattern by VeryShannon.com - Coming Soon!
THE FRANKIE DRESS Sewing Pattern by VeryShannon.com - Coming Soon!
THE FRANKIE DRESS Sewing Pattern by VeryShannon.com - Coming Soon!
THE FRANKIE DRESS Sewing Pattern by VeryShannon.com - Coming Soon!

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PATTERN || EMERY - SUMMER ISSUE OF POM POM QUARTERLY!

Emery Shawl by Shannon Cook of VeryShannon.com for @pompommag Summer Issue

I'm so excited to tell you about my newest pattern - EMERY that is now available in the newest issue of Pom Pom Quarterly!!!

I've been happy dancing around the house since Friday with excitement! I'm a huge fan of Pom Pom Quarterly and was over the moon to be able to publish a pattern with them! They are such a fun and modern knitting magazine! If you haven't seen an issue yet I highly recommend them. You can purchase & subscribe online and also find Pom Pom at your local yarn shops and select bookstores.

I so enjoyed knitting and designing EMERY! This pattern is a textured play on fun geometrics! Knit from corner to corner to create a triangular shawlette that is modern & stylish and can be worn multiple ways. Reversible & light, this pattern is quick to memorize and easy to knit for all skill levels. Stitch definition pairs nicely with the lace details creating a triangle emblem focal point on this sweet, yet modern shawl.

EMERY will take you from summer days to steamy nights. Paired with a cute tank & shorts or a summer sultry dress at a beach side party - no matter what the outfit - EMERY will make you shine.

Knit up using ONLY 2 skeins of the deliciously lovely Plucky Sweater from The Plucky Knitter in colorway Mini Skirt you just can't go wrong!

You can get a copy of EMERY in the newest summer issue of Pom Pom Quarterly that is available to pre-order HERE.

Emery Shawl by Shannon Cook of VeryShannon.com for @pompommag Summer Issue
Emery Shawl by Shannon Cook of VeryShannon.com for @pompommag Summer Issue
Emery Shawl by Shannon Cook of VeryShannon.com for @pompommag Summer Issue
Emery Shawl by Shannon Cook of VeryShannon.com for @pompommag Summer Issue

Thanks for all of your support and happy knitting! I hope you enjoy EMERY as much as I do! I can't wait to make another one!

You can get a copy of EMERY in the newest summer issue of Pom Pom Quarterly that is available to pre-order HERE.

You can fave, queue and pre-order EMERY as well on it's Ravelry Page HERE

PATTERN || KEIRNAN - QUINCE & CO.'S SCARVES ETC. COLLECTION 2014!!!!

Last fall I went after all sorts of dreams. I just bit the bullet, closed my eyes and hit send...on more than one occasion.

One of them was to submit a design for the new Scarves etc. 2014 Collection for Quince & Co. Now if you read the blog and know me you know how obsessed I am with Quince & Co. It was a DREAM of mine to be published by them and I'm so EXCITED to say now that's it's one that has come true!!!!


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That's right!!!!! My newest pattern - Keirnan is in the Scarves etc. 2014 Collection that will be for sale tomorrow!!!! The pics are all up on ravelry today though so you can go fave, queue & more! YAY!!!!! I'm beyond thrilled and have had such a great time working with Quince & Co!!!

To design with their yarns is always a joy and to have one of my design/styling/photography icons - Carrie Bostick Hoge, photograph/style my pattern...I swear I almost fainted! I honestly jigged around the house yelling like a loon with my kids staring on thinking this is it...mom's finally lost it! I have had to pinch myself on numerous occasions!


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Keirnan is such a fun knit! And guess what - it's a great one for beginners too! So all you sewing readers looking to jump into knitting you CAN so make this! You all know my passion for geometrics and texture and Keirnan does not disappoint!

This reversible scarf is filled with geometrics and texture and is suitable for a beginner & beyond! Knit up in one of my fave weights - Osprey, Keirnan is lofty & stylish! It's the kind of scarf that can take you all year round! It's just perfect for this time of year with our endless rain and grey windy days! It's a wonderful layering piece!


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Scarves etc. 2014 is filled with 14 patterns that are all lovely and so inspiring! I am so honored to be included. 

I'm so, so , so excited for you all to pop over to Quince and Co. to see the lookbook and see the entire collection tomorrow! But for today you can see all the patterns on ravelry and fave/queue!


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You can find Keirnan on Ravelry here and for sale on Quince and Co. in the Scarves 2014 collection here on 03/06.

Thank you for all the support and to Quince & Co. - thank you for allowing me to make one of my dreams come true!!! It's been so amazing!


Don't miss out on getting your copy of Scarves etc. 2014 from Quince and Co.! 

You can find all things Quince & Co. below...

WEBSITE // RAVELRY // FACEBOOK // TWITTER

And you can find & buy Scarves etc. 2014 below starting 03/06...

RAVELRY //  QUINCE & CO. 


You can now buy KEIRNAN direct from our shop!!! Click HERE to buy Keirnan today!


Happy knitting everyone!!!! I can't wait to see all your Keirnan's pop up!! 

*All images copyright Carrie Bostick Hoge.

SALE || SWEETHEART DRESS VALENTINE'S DAY SALE!

Who's in the mood for a special Valentine's Day Sale?

From now until February 14th save 10% off the Sweetheart Dress Pattern in our Very Shannon Shop (only)!! Use coupon code "heart10" to save 10%!

In honor of the sale and of my littlest one growing out of her original Sweetheart Dress I couldn't resist whipping her up a new one! And even better I couldn't resist making it out of one of my new fave lines "Catnap" by Lizzy House forAndover Fabrics. Isn't this print adorable? I used Kitty Dreams in Cranberry. I love the whole line!


Only modifications I made for this Sweetheart was to use the full width of fabric to make the skirt from. We wanted to up the twirl factor! I also used a huge button which in hindsight isn't the best idea as the button loop had to made quite large to account for the size of the button and allows the heart to be open a tad more at the top portion which bugs me to no end...but not enough that I'll change it...lol. It's one of my favorite retro buttons from my stash and I love that extra pop of red!

Would you like to see more pics? Yay! I just can't resist showing you some more cute pics of my girly girl in her new fave dress!


Have you made a Sweetheart Dress before? What fabric are you dying to sew one up in?

You can find the Sweetheart Dress Pattern for sale & use the coupon "heart10" to save 10% off in my shop Very Shannonthrough till February 14th!

Happy sewing!!!!


Dress Pattern:

Sweetheart Dress by Shannon Cook of Very Shannon, Size 4.

Dress Fabric: Kitty Dreams in Cranberry from Catnap by Lizzy House for Andover Fabrics.

Modifications: Used full width of fabric to make an even fuller skirt!