TNNA~ Phoebe's Birthday Book Release

by Joanna

I am happy to announce that we will be releasing our newest book, Phoebe's Birthday, on June 23 at TNNA in Columbus, Ohio. We are having books shipped directly from our printer in California to the show, so you will be the first ones to see them! As we have done in the past, shops who place a minimum order at the show (6 books) will get a free signed book at the time of their order. 

I am looking forward to another great show at the Brown Sheep Booth, #1008, and hope to see you there! I will also be passing out review copies at the show, so if you are an editor, book reviewer, or writer and would like a copy, please ask, I will do my best to get one to you!

Phoebe's Party Dress and Phoebe's Sun Romper

Phoebe's Sun Tunic and Phoebe's Party Dress


Phoebe's Birthday News

We are happy to announce that Phoebe's Birthday is officially out of our hands and off to the printer!

Here you see our proof. Are we over the moon? Yes we are! Our printer will be sending us color proofs this weekend, and once we give them a green light, it's time to start up the presses.

We will be updating you soon on all of the details... including specific timelines and some absolutely adorable photos and illustrations. Thanks for being a part of our dream-come-true. We are grateful for your encouragement and support!


Margaret Dashwood Shawl~ Jane Austen Knits

by Joanna

My newest design, the Margaret Dashwood Shawl, was just published in Interweave's summer 2012 issue of Jane Austen Knits. It uses just two skeins of Brooklyn Tweed LOFT, which is a delightfully airy woolen spun yarn. This colorway is called Thistle.

The shawl is worked from side to side and the simple garter and lace edging looks stunning in this yarn. It is such a sweet and simple knit that it is suitable for a beginning knitter. You only need to know how to: knit, purl, slip, kfb, k2tog, and yo to complete it, and there are only two sets of 10-row instructions throughout the pattern.

The shawl is long enough to be worn crossed in the back, sonntag style.

But it also looks beautiful just draped across the shoulders. 

I liked making it so much that as soon as I sent it in to Interweave I ordered yarn to make another one. I had a wonderful time being a part of Interweave's second issue of Jane Austen Knits, and loved working with the team on this project.