This time of year always brings exciting new things for knitters and the first of these is, as usual, the new Rowan Magazine:
As ever, the magazine features three distinct fashion ‘stories’, Wilderness, Craftwork and Essentials.
The first story, Wilderness, is inspired by dramatic, wild landscapes and appropriately, is photographed in the bleak yet beautiful Scottish Highlands.
This story focuses on cables, texture and colour work with stunning designs for men and women.
The second story, Craftwork, is inspired by traditional crafts, with influences as diverse as Bauhaus and the Arts and Crafts movement (think William Morris).
This is the perfect collection for fans of colour work, but if you’re not confident with fair isle or intarsia there are some lovely patterns using stripes too, such as this gorgeous cardigan:
The third and final story is Essentials. Every season Rowan pull together the key catwalk inspired trends into a wearable collection of handknits and this season is no exception.
With a great selection of really versatile knits from this openwork wrap cardi to comfy slouchy sweaters like this one worked in snuggly fisherman’s rib, there’s a style to suit everyone.
If you want a peek at the other designs in the magazine you can check out the three stories; Wilderness, Craftwork and Essentials here:
If you fancy a read, there are also interesting articles on knitting in the First World War, Sanquhar knitting, Alpaca fibre and an interview with Rowan designer Lisa Richardson.
Can’t wait to get your hands on a copy? Grab yours here!