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 all knit the iconic Pea Coat from the cover, each with our own flair. 

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. 

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.

Check out Ravelry at the 

​We Love Shirley Paden page or go to 

See more info at Shirleypaden.com

Lisa Hoffman Knits