See my interview with Shirley  as we discuss our history together and this new venture on

 the DAL 6 page of this site or

Shirley Paden's YouTube Channel

If you have Shirley’s first book, Knitwear Design Workshop, or her second book Duets & Inspirations, you’ll know all about Shirley Paden’s legacy.

Working with her is always part knitting challenge, part design boot camp.

I was recently a "Design Coach" for the DAL 6

along with other renown knitwear designers.

One of stitch patterns chosen to be a basis for design is from my Guantlets. 

Knit in Artyarns Merino Cloud, this is one of my favorite pieces because I met a design challenge of mirroring the cable pattern on the gloves. 

I look forward to seeing some finished knits from this fabulous pattern. 


"The Sampler Blanket" is one of my most popular patterns to date. 

 click the image to purchase it from

Lisa Hoffman Knits