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Socks & Hats on Vacay 2024

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Socks & Hats on Vacay time, and, although I’m not really designing any more, you can still win prizes for making projects in Knitted Wit’s yarn with my patterns, all summer long! The rules of Socks & Hats on Vacay are simple: Some of my fave sock and hat makes/patterns, from year’s …

Mango Rice Bowl recipe

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This is seriously such a fantastic and fairly quick meal that my family absolutely adores! Ingredients: 1-2 blocks of baked tofu (I love the method found here, with my only changes to press then tear the tofu into chunks instead of slicing it) jasmine or brown rice, cooked (my family LOVES rice, so I usually make 2 cups dry in …

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Looking for ShannaJean Patterns?

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In December 2022, the ShannaJean website was the victim of a catastrophic malware attack, and we fought it valiantly, but ultimately realized that the site had to be deleted (yikes and ouch). SO! If you purchased a ShannaJean kit from your LYS in 2022 or 2021, please email us at, letting us know what kit you purchased, and we’ll …

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Adventurelands for everyone!

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I am obsessed with the Adventureland Quilt pattern. There are so many reasons for this obsession, but the biggest one is that it hits my favorite crafty buttons: Uses fantastic supplies (read: Jelly Rolls! They are such a fun precut, and are used to such fantastic effect on this quilt); Easy to make (there’s not a lot of fussiness to …

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Socks & Hats on Vacay 2022

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Even though some of us are still contending with very non–summer weather (snow! hail! cold!), we are mere weeks away from our favorite time of the year: Socks & Hats on Vacay time! We have oodles of fun things planned for this summer, but one thing I’m doing differently is I’m not releasing a new pattern collection. Designing has become …

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Make the most of your yarn!

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I’m getting real excited about this Spring KAL (and that’s something, because knitting has definitely been taking a back seat for all of the other crafts I’ve been obsessed with these last few months), and I’ve been working on adding more information to the Spell Shawl pattern (in fact, I just published the update a few minutes ago!) The 2022 …

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Spring KAL Spell Shawl options

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I have been in deep deep love with the Spell Shawl pattern since I first released it in 2016. I have lost track of how many I’ve made, and have done so many different variations, I can hardly remember them all. The first many versions of the pattern were all made following what is now the Original version in the …

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ShannaJean Spring KAL!

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Let’s knit together this Spring, y’all! Lorajean and crew just rearranged the retail part of the Studio and realized that the walls were chock-full of gorgeous skeins of Fingering, when Claire walked by and asked about a Spring KAL. It felt like a lightbulb moment, people – let’s celebrate Spring and color and fun and friends by knitting together through …

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In Fingering weight yarn, Patterns by Shannon

MaterialsIf you thought the Tidbits (mini socks) were addictive, just wait till you get a taste of these Mini Morsels! The cutest little mittens you ever did see! But please, whatever you do, do not eat them. 😉 Finished Measurements: So super teensy! Approximately 1″/2.5 cm across at both cuff and hand, and 2.25″/6cm long from cuff to tippy top …

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In Cuff Down, Fingering weight yarn, Patterns, Socks, Toe Up by Shannon

MaterialsThese teensy weensy socks are the perfect way to decorate your tree (or life)! Each uses less than 8 yards (7 m), and is finished in no time flat. These are fabulous little decorations, designed specifically to fit on A Needle Runs Through It’s new wee sock blocker hangers. Finished Measurements: TEENSY! approximately 2″/5cm in circumference, with a 1.5″/4 cm …

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Ode to the Parasol Dress

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I am eight Parasol dresses in right now, and there is no sign of my stopping. It (along with the Shirt No. 1 hackadress that I’ve made 3 times) is the pattern that re-kick-started my sewjo, and I’m not mad about it. I love this pattern, so much so that I’m running a ShannaJean Summer Camp workshop on it in …