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We're so excited to announce that we've been able to reschedule our trip to visit some of our favourite yarn shops - Churchmouse Yarns & Teas and Tolt Yarn & Wool, with our newest book - Within: Knitting Patterns to Warm the Soul, and it's trunk show!

We love getting a chance to visit both of these inspiring and gorgeous shops and getting to see all of you! We'll be bringing the trunk show for our newest book - Within: Knitting Patterns to Warm the Soul so you can see the pieces from the book in person and even try them on! 

Bring your projects to show us, come say hi and get your books signed! We'll be at Churchmouse and Tolt on the following dates:


May 20th, 1 - 4pm

Bainbridge Island, WA 


May 21st, 1 - 4pm

Carnation, WA

For full event details visit our EVENTS page.

We look forward to seeing you next month! 


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IMPORTANT UPDATE: The following events have unfortunately been cancelled due to illness. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. We will keep you posted for further information.

I'm so excited to announce we'll be heading over to visit two of our favourite yarn shops in Washington next month!  

We'll be stopping at the lovely Churchmouse Yarns & Teas on Saturday, February 11th, from 1- 4pm and also the inspiring Tolt Yarn & Wool on Sunday, February 12th, from 1-4pm, with our trunk show from our newest book - Within: Knitting Patterns to Warm the Soul! So come out and say hello, see the samples in person and spend a fun afternoon with us!


We look forward to seeing you all! 


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We're hitting the road with Within: Knitting Patterns to Warm the Soul! Jane and I are so excited! We will be be heading to Vancouver, BC at the end of the month to visit some of our favorite yarn shops with the Within Trunk Show!  We love getting to visit all of you and we hope you can join us for some fun!

At each of our stops we'll have the Within samples for you to see and try on, books and more! We'll be stopping at Urban Yarns (Point Grey Location), 88 Stitches and Valley Yarn. For more info, maps, etc please visit

We can't wait to visit with you all! Thank you all so much for all your support of Within!


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Jane and I are so excited to see what projects you'll be casting on from our newest book - Within: Knitting Patterns to Warm the Soul that we thought it would be fun to run a knit along! It will be a casual, ongoing knit along where you can simply tag your projects with #withinknits on social media and Ravelry! 

If you're on Ravelry you can pop into our brand new MARIAN RAE PUBLICATIONS Ravelry Group and share your Within projects in the Within Knit Along thread! Feel free to chat, ask questions and more! We'll be featuring some of your finished projects and there may even be some prizes ;)

here's no end date, we're keeping it casual - we just want you guys to have fun and enjoy making the knits from the book! We love to see what you are all making! 

Thank you for your ongoing support and we hope you're enjoying knitting from Within!

We hope you'll join us!


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We're so excited to be kicking off the Canadian launch of our newest book Within: Knitting Patterns to Warm the Soul at our local yarn shop - The Beehive Wool Shop in Victoria, BC, Canada. Join us on October 22nd, from 1-3pm to try on samples from the book, meet myself and Jane, get your books signed, shop & more!

The Beehive is a gorgeous and iconic knitting shop and one not to be missed if you've never been before! This timeless staple on the yarn shop scene is one of Canada's loveliest stores! Filled to the brim with tastefully curated yarns the Beehive is a must see on Vancouver Island. They are also the ONLY Canadian stockist of the coveted Brooklyn Tweed yarns!

Jane and I are beyond thrilled to be able to launch Within at the Beehive and we hope you will we hope you'll join us to celebrate the kick off of Within!!! We look forward to seeing you all at the Beehive!! 

Official Canadian Launch of Within: Knitting Patterns to Warm the Soul

Date: October 22nd, 2016

Time: 1pm - 3pm

Where: Beehive Wool Shop

1700 Douglas Street Victoria, BC, Canada V8W 2G7

You can find more information about Within HERE and also view the book/patterns and purchase on Ravelry HERE. Thanks or all your support of Within!

Happy knitting! Do you plan on coming? 


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Can you believe this weekend will be the 5th anniversary of Knit City?! So much awesomeness packed into those 5 fabulous years! 

Join us at Knit City at the PNE in Vancouver, BC on Oct. 2 & 3rd for lots of fun! We are Booth #207.

We'll both have our pretty pattern lines for sale, as well as all of our books will be there too (Within too)! We will also have lots & lots of yummy samples for you to try on too! 

So don't be shy - come say hi!!!! 

If you love anything fiber related this event is not to be missed! I hope to see you there!

Read more about Knit City on their website HERE.


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Oh my gosh you guys!!!! I've been waiting for this day so long! I'm so beyond excited to give you a sneak peek of our newest book "WITHIN: Knitting Patterns to Warm the Soul", by myself and Jane Richmond - coming October 5th!!!! EEEEEEEK!!!! I hope you all will love it as much as we do. I poured my heart and soul into this one and we're so happy with how this lovely collection turned out!


"Within is the newest collection by designers Jane Richmond and Shannon Cook, featuring six signature patterns for wherever your heart takes you. Inside, you’ll find accessories, a shawl, and what may become your new favorite everyday garments. Together, the pieces in this accessible collection make a functional and beautiful addition to any knitter’s wardrobe. 

More than just a pattern book, Within takes the knitter on a visual journey through a world of rustic coziness photographed on Vancouver Island, designed to stimulate the senses and kindle inspiration."

Within: Knitting Patterns to Warm the Soul by Shannon Cook and Jane Richmond #withinknits
Within: Knitting Patterns to Warm the Soul by Shannon Cook and Jane Richmond #withinknits


Within: Knitting Patterns to Warm the Soul will be available for purchase on October 5th! We cannot wait!!! You'll be able to purchase a copy at your favourite LYS, bookstores and online on Oct 5th! Within retails for $21.95.

We've got lots of fun stuff coming your way that we can't wait to share!!!!! We'll be sharing lots about each pattern in the collection, more info about the book, as well as there will be some exciting bonuses, giveaways, a knit along, blog tour and more! So get those needles and yarn ready! 

Wholesale Inquiry? If you're a shop looking to carry Within you can pre-order direct from NNK Press.

A big thank you to all of you in advance for all of your love and continued support of our books! We couldn't do it without you! <3