Weekly Fave! Rowan 40 Years

  To celebrate a 40th anniversary, Rowan published a beautifully photographed book of 40 iconic designs from their magazines. If you’ve never purchased a Rowan magazine, or experienced their yarn collection, treat yourself. Rowan magazines are truly an art book filled with fashionable designs, representing the best of British knitting. I have made Rowan garments…

Weekly Fave! The Coolest Slippers

  If you’ve knit up Churchmouse Yarns and Teas “Turkish Bed Socks”, you’ll love this pattern, Chunky Slipper Socks. I’ve printed off this free pattern and purchased Rowan Cocoon in color Duck Down.  This yarn is a blend of merino wool and kid mohair. I may sew some suede soles to the bottom, so I…

Weekly Fave! A Sweater for the Space Nerd

Interweave Knits Winter 2019 has hit the newsstands. Inspired by the sciences, this issue’s projects are dedicated to all the nerdy professionals. I’m going to add Saturn’s Rings Pullover on my “to knit” list. It’s made with two strands of fine weight yarn held together, Rowan’s Fine Lace and Kidsilk Haze. The magic is in…

Weekly Fave! A Retro Car Coat

Churchmouse has released six new patterns for Autumn Classics 2018. From this collection comes this retro car coat, a cozy classic knit in chunky Rowan Cocoon yarn. Worked in double moss stitch and thick yarn, this stylish garment will knit up quickly, ready for those chilly, fall days.

What’s Inspired Me The Most On My Knitting Journey

The outsiders call us obsessed, or they can’t believe our focus on “just a hobby”. But we persevere, no matter what our reasons for knitting may be. We find endless pleasure in what we do, even if it’s only for half an hour a day; we just can’t stop. So what is the inspiration that…

Weekly Fave!

If you were a knitter during the early 1980s, Kaffe Fassett was the knitter extraordinaire, revolutionizing knitting at the time, applying his keen sense of colour and texture, and his relationship with Rowan Yarns. The above wrap was first released in 2007 by Fassett in Rowan’s Kidsilk Haze. The same wrap is updated using the latest colors of Kidsilk Haze,…

Weekly Fave!

If you have a couple of skeins of Rowan’s Kidsilk Haze lying around, or other lace weight mohair, this is a lovely option for its use. It is light as air, making it a great travel piece. A favorite from Churchmouse Yarns.