Episode 019: Designer Shannon Cook



Today’s guest is Shannon Cook, a knitting and sewing pattern designer, author and publisher, and the writer behind the popular blog VERYSHANNON.COM. When she’s not designing knitwear or sewing patterns or writing books, Shannon can be found guzzling coffee, reading a great book, or playing at the beach on Vancouver Island with her husband and two daughters.

I first met Shannon at a VKLive event back in 2013 and we connected instantly. Her energy is vibrant and inviting, and she clearly has great enthusiasm for all that she does. Shannon has created one of the most vibrant online communities of creatives out there. With regular knit and sew-alongs, Shannon brings our creative community together in such an inspiring and genuine way.

In this episode we chat about her journey to finding creative balance, making time for making, even when you’ve got little ones around, her long-standing love of books, and much more. 

Shannon and I got a little carried away catching up, so this episode is a bit longer than usual. But hey, I figured you wouldn’t mind.  Besides, could’t you use the excuse to walk, knit, sew, fold laundry, or just linger for just a few more minutes…?

In this episode

Mallory Cowl

Shannon’s Making & Mothering post for Stash

Feyre Shawl + coloring page

Court of Thorns and Roses book series

Beehive Yarn Shop

Hinterland Collection

Marian Rae Publishing with Jane Richmond

Within by Jane Richmond and Shannon Cook

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

Lisa Lucia Knits 

Gilmore Girls KAL on Ravelry

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Stash Fiber Friends tote

This Episode is Sponsored by Stash

We recently celebrated our 5th anniversary of the Stash brick & mortar shop. To celebrate, we commissioned local graphic designer and screen printer Oh Little Rabbit to create a custom design.

 They came up with the most charming trio of fiber friends for us! There’s a hand-drawn alpaca, angora rabbit, and of course a sheep, all hanging out around a set of vintage knitting needles. We have ladies tee shirts, recycled cotton tote bags, and organic cotton onesies. 

These would make the perfect holiday or swap gift for a fiber friend. And while you’re checking them out, be sure to add little something to the cart for yourself. 

Because we’re grown ups and you can stuff a little something into the toe of your own stocking if you want. Just saying’.  

You can view our curated selection of high-end yarn, quality notions, independent patterns, and Stash-exclusive merchandise over at shop.stashlocal.com

Until next time…

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