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Knitwear Workshop Designs: Duets & Inspirations

Official Online Book Launch

In her second book devoted to the art of hand knitwear design, Shirley Paden gives us a pattern book for knitters of all skill levels. Showcasing designs by 16 budding and experienced designers along with the author herself, Knitwear Design Workshop: Duets and Inspirations, continues the creative journey started in the first book. Each designer “sings” a duet with Shirley, selecting one of her iconic patterns as their personal inspiration and taking it in a different direction to create a new and unique garment.

“A thing of beauty is a joy forever. Its loveliness increases. It will never pass into nothingness, but still will keep a bower quiet for us, and a sleep full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.”

—John Keats (1795-1821)

It’s taken nearly five years, 16 designers, countless hours of research and loving craft – now it’s finally here! We’re excited and grateful to announce the launch of my second book Knitwear Workshop Designs: Duets & Inspirations. Many of you have been on this creative journey with me. So, let’s celebrate the next step together. Join us in unveiling Duets to the world.  

DATE: March 31, 2021 


TIME: 8 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Link to join Webinar 


What to look forward to:


  • An engaging virtual event filled with industry insights

  • Interviews with Duets designers and thought leaders

  • Surprise guest appearances

  • An exclusive fashion show featuring pieces from the book

  • Live Q&A sessions

  • Insider secrets from yarn experts


Our virtual stadium is filling up quickly.
Please RSVP to avoid disappointment.


Save the date and I’ll see you there!




This is a comprehensive guide to getting an idea out of your head and into a knitting pattern.  It’s also a fantastic resource to use to alter an existing pattern to your specifications… The book’s structure goes from planning straight through to finishing in exquisite detail.

Read more at Knitty Magazine.

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