I appear to have blinked and missed July?! Although I’m dreaming of sunny days – or at least dry days, so I can finish my jobs in the garden, I’m already starting to feel a temptation to hibernate creeping in with the shorter days and cooler nights. With the new Rowan Autumn/Winter yarns and patterns now available, it’s the perfect time to start planning winter knits!
My favourite new yarn is Hemp Tweed. The hemp gives it quite a firm structure when knitted, but it’s still really soft.
It’s an aran weight and has a lovely subtle tweediness. I love the colour palette – particularly the Misty, Plum and of course Teal.
It’s selling like hot cakes so if you love it as much as I do I would suggest buying it now!
I will be selling some kits at Yarndale using the Hemp Tweed along with Pure Wool Worsted and Kid Classic – but I’ll keep the pattern a surprise for Yarndale!
Rowan Magazine 58
There are a few things I want to knit from the main mag, but I think I’ve narrowed it down to Brona by Gemma Atkinson, Frosty by Sarah Hatton or the Sark Wrap by Martin Storey. If only I had time to knit them all!
There are some great new brochures as well, including a new addition to the ‘Rowan Loves’ series.
These books were the brainchild of Sarah Hatton and are such a brilliant idea! Each book focusses on two popular Rowan yarns and gives yarn details for either yarn for each design. In addition – each pattern gives different options – such as short sleeves or long sleeves, different necklines or a jumper version of the cardigan. Genius!
So far there are Rowan Loves Kidsilk Haze & Felted Tweed, Rowan Loves Softknit Cotton & Handknit Cotton and now we have Rowan Loves Creative Focus Worsted and Pure Wool Worsted.
More knitting time please!