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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


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It's here! We're so excited to let you all know that SEASONLESS is fully available!

You can now buy the paper booklet of SEASONLESS as well as the ebook and individual patterns! We think the SEASONLESS booklet bundle makes a wonderful xmas pressie for that special knitter in your life or for a lovely treat for yourself!

We also have the booklet available for your favorite yarn shops to purchase for wholesale too! So if you're looking for a copy at your fave LYS please feel free to let them know it's available to stock :)

You can find all the info and details about SEASONLESS || Mini Collection Volume One, purchase it and more on our BOOKS page HERE.

Jane and I want to extend a HUGE thank you to all of you for your generous love and support of all of our publications and for SEASONLESS! We've been so thrilled with how much you've all embraced our mini collection! And thank you to all the wonderful yarn shops that have already started carrying SEASONLESS! It means so much to us.

Happy knitting!


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We have some fun upcoming events this week!

We are so excited to announce that we will be at the amazing new shop - Tolt Yarn and Wool on March 13th for a book signing & trunk show!!!!! YAY! We're so excited to be able to make it in to visit this lovely shop & to get to visit & knit with you all!

You can find us there on March 13th, from 6p-8pm for their weekly Stitch Circle so bring your knitting!

You can find Tolt Yarn and Wool below:

4509 TOLT AVE, CARNATION, WA 98014 | (425) 333-4066

We can't wait to see you there!!!

We're so excited to be going back for our 2nd year to Vogue Knitting Live in Seattle, WA!!! We had such a great time last year and we are excitedly counting down to the event in March 2014! This year we will be having a book signing and trunk show!

You can find us at the STASH booth #310 on Saturday from 12-2pm for a book signing! We hope to see you all there! We will also have all of the items from JOURNEY on display at their booth all weekend as well! So exciting!

You can sign up for great classes, buy your marketplace tickets and more on the Vogue Knitting Live website here.

We hope to see you there!


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You can now purchase the patterns from JOURNEY individually as well as purchase the eBook separately as well!

Go to our JOURNEY ravelry shop to choose the options that will suit you best!

Stay tuned for some fun giveaways, a JOURNEY book blog tour, podcasts and more!

Thank you so much for all of your support and love of JOURNEY. It means so much to us! We hope you have been enjoying knitting from the book!


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Our newest book is almost here!!!  

JOURNEY: A Collection by Jane Richmond and Shannon Cook will be available for purchase ONLY at Knit City in Vancouver, BC this weekend (October 26th & 27th). After that a pre-order will be announced and JOURNEY will be up for sale! We can't wait for you all to see our newest book!!!

Filled with gorgeous photography and inspiring patterns JOURNEY is sure to be a must have for your knitting book collection. The book includes patterns to make 2 garments, 1 pair of socks, 1 shawl, a hat and a pair of fingerless mitts. 

We will be back soon with more information on how to purchase your copy of JOURNEY. Until then please enjoy our sneak peek video! We hope you love it as much as we do!  



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A collection of handknits designed by Jane Richmond and inspired by life on Vancouver Island. This book was a special artistic journey to bring Jane's patterns to life with photography by Nicholas Kupiak, modeling by Kylee Shaw, and graphic design/layout  & conception by Shannon Cook & Jane Richmond.

More than just a knitting book, ISLAND is a visual and creative experience showcasing the majestic beauty of Vancouver Island. Filled with designs & fibers that are true to Jane's classic and modern aesthetic, ISLAND not only makes you want to knit, it also inspires you to lose yourself in an adventure of your own.

Be inspired, get lost in the journey, set your imagination free, and ESCAPE to the ISLAND.




Paperback: 8 1/2in x 8 1/2in, 64 pages, full color images throughout.
Publisher: Marian Rae Publications   Published: October 2012    Language: English
ISBN-10: 0991728904
ISBN-13: 978-0-9917289-09


Jane  Richmond lives and works from her home on Vancouver Island. She has  been self-publishing her designs since 2008, and most recently has been  published in Knitty and November Knits (InterweavePress 2012).

Known for her classic aesthetic and clearly written patterns, Jane delivers designs that are fun to knit and easy to wear.


For more information about individual patterns please visit the ISLAND Ravelry Store.