Rowan AW20 – Jem’s picks

The new Rowan Autumn/Winter collections have launched! Here are a few of my faves…

Dumfries cardigan from Rowan Magazine 68

Dumfries by Emma Wright from Magazine 68 – knitted in Alpaca Classic.

I love the tassels and the relaxed shape of this. Alpaca Classic is light but warm so this would be a great extra layer.

Moonflower coat from Rowan Magazine 68

Moonflower by Martin Storey from Carousel – knitted in Alpaca Soft DK.

This is gorgeous! The pattern and the colour combinations are beautiful and I can see myself snuggling up in our cold house wearing this.

Wrap cardigan from Mode at Rowan The Bloggers Edit

Darcy cardigan by Samantha Hall from The Bloggers Edit – knitted in Alpaca Classic and Kidsilk Haze.

I’ve already cast this one on! I used to have a cardigan similar to this and I wore it to death so I know I love the shape. I think it’ll look good with my new summer dress – and make it more winter friendly. Of course I’m knitting mine in teal!

Have you cast on any winter garments yet?

Yarn gifted by Rowan.

Rowan Magazine 62 – My Favourites!

I’m loving the new Rowan Autumn/Winter magazine and I’m knitting up my Softyak cardie as quickly as I can so that I can cast on something new!

The first patterns that jumped out at me and made me long for crisp winter days were Sweeting and Gloaming – both designed by Lisa Richardson.

I love long cardies with pockets and the hood on Sweeting is gorgeous! Sweeting is knitted in Rowan Kid Classic which is one of my favourite yarns and Gloaming is one strand each of Kidsilk Haze and Fine Lace which I adored when I made Captivate by Kim Hargreaves. But I’ve already knitted a couple of long cardies so these will be going on the wish list.

The same goes for Wilshaw by Georgia Farrell in Rowan Big Wool. It’s gorgeous and going on the list!

I adore the cabled Kid Classic cosiness of Sykes by Martin Storey…but I’ve also fallen a little bit in love with another cable jumper by Martin Storey – Buttrick, which is knitted in Hemp Tweed. I haven’t knitted a garment in Hemp Tweed yet, but loved using it for my Dice Cowl and really want this jumper!

Fumbar by Marie Wallin is the perfect little yoked sweater in Felted Tweed…and I think I have just about enough to knit this, so that will be a great addition to the capsule winter knits wardrobe.

But before I do anything else – I want a nice simple jumper that will go with everything in preparation for my capsule wardrobe/me made may challenge. So I think the next thing on the needles will be Lund by Sarah Hatton.

Lund, Rowan Mag 62

Although it is a possibility that I might accidentally cast on this and Buttrick and Meriden from Rowan Loves 5 at the same time…!