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I was honored to work with the spectacular

Shirley Paden

along with other talented knitters and designers

on this fantastic KAL.

As a promotion for the 10th anniversary and new paperback edition of

Knitwear Design Workshop: A Comprehensive Guide to Handknits 

we knitting the iconic Pea Coat from the cover. 


I knit the original sample for Shirley more than 10 years ago!

It is a timeless garment worked from an extremely well written pattern,

with complex charts

and techniques that will challenge a knitter of any level. I will be facilitating this KAL with another amazing designer - Mari Tobita.

The book, nicknamed "KDW", has been an invaluable reference for me, as it is for anyone wanting to design hand knit clothing from scratch, or wanting to be empowered to make changes on commercial knitting pattern instructions.


For our progress on Ravelry at the 

​We Love Shirley Paden page or go to 




Join me on this new DAL adventure. 

See more info at Shirleypaden.com

Lisa Hoffman Knits