mindful monday – rowan

IMG_1348 It is no secret that I love Rowan, especially autumn and winter Rowan. So when the latest knitting & crochet magazine get’s delivered by my wonderful postman Fred, it calls for a good cup of tea and some ME time to indulge, and today I want to indulge you too…

Rowan Collage

Magazine 56 – ailish, craggie, tanja, roan and heike

Wilderness - detail of roan, fyn and ness

Wilderness – detail of roan, fyn and ness

Yet again Rowan does not disappoint. Magazine 56 is packed full of designs that are instantly recognisable as true Rowan style. Colours, textures, styling and location of the photo-shoots shout Britishness in classic traditional, yet contemporary style. As always, the magazine is divided into three stories.

Wilderness, inspired by open and dramatic landscapes includes a collection of women’s and men’s knits with a distinctive Scottish influence throughout. Jumpers and cardigans in heathery colours, plaid and fair isle patterns, as well as cabled textures tell a story of warmth and comfort.

Craftwork - franziska, gisela and tanja

Craftwork – franziska, gisela and tanja

Craftwork, is a story heavily influenced by the arts and craft movement, most specifically the Bauhaus style from Germany.The collection features feminine designs and is a celebration of colour, pattern and texture.

Essentials - muse, verse and stanza

Essentials – muse, verse and stanza

Essentials, is an easy to wear, simple style collection, shown in neutral, soft colours and using on-trend up to the minute design features. Shapes and textures as seen during the latest catwalk shows make for must-make pieces.

British Sanquhar gloves by Angharad Thomas

British Sanquhar gloves by Angharad Thomas

As well as the three design stories, the magazine is packed with the usual historical stories that we have become accustomed to. This time, the history of Sanquhar Knitting  has us gripped as it tells the story of British glove knitting.

If you aren’t a subscriber to the twice yearly magazine yet I highly recommend it to you, or maybe becoming a Row@n member is more up your street…it’s totally free, you can sign up here…go on what are you waiting for!

I know what I will be making…


…franziska, a design by Galina Carroll, knitted in my favourite yarn of all Rowan yarns…Felted Tweed.

I have ordered the yarn and it should be delivered any day now, so watch this space!



NB: All photos taken from Rowan Magazine 56 – this is not a sponsored post.