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…
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, 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, 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.
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.