By a twist of fate I ended up both of the stories that feature in the latest Rowan magazine.
Both stories were photographed by the ever talented Moy Williams. The first story Peace was all about elegant, timeless ladies designs and was shot in an envy indusing house in London.
The second story was full of family designs which is something Rowan hasn’t done for a few years. Whilst very excited in the run up to shoot and days of glorious sunshine the actual days of the shoot were some of the worst weather we had had for a while. Photographing so many people and designs on a beach whilst there was torrential rain and howling gales was almost impossible!
Bayberry is one of my favourite designs for awhile and is currently on the needles.
Beautiful designs from Martin Storey.
Stunning atmospheric shots from Moy Williams
and my photos showing the real story!
In the run up to Christmas I will be giving away several of my accessory patterns on Loveknitting.
The Arrabine scarf has an unusual construction starting from a strip in the centre from which stitches are picked up and the remained worked in the round. The finished shape is something like a wine bottle with simple lace detailing.
The second is a quicker knit worked in a worsted weight. The pattern includes instructions for a hat and cowl worked in the round or flat.
There will be another super quick project next week.
I was really honoured to have my simple fairisle cardigan featured in the latest issue of Vogue Knitting.
For anyone who is a cardigan lover like me this is a brilliant issue, with the following being some of my favourites.
Cabled yoke cardigan by Kristen Tendyke
Fairisle yoke cardigan by Sandi Prosser
Lace yoked cardigan by Norah Gaughan
Although its not a cardigan I had to include this beautiful shawl by Anniken Allis
I have taken a break from designing for autumn 2017 to do the boring but necessary job of uploading patterns. The good news though is that the first two Rowan loves brochures are now available to download! They are available as single patterns on both LoveKnitting and Ravelry and in an ebook format on Ravelry.
Rowan loves … felted tweed and kidsilk haze.
There are a selection of the designs shown below.
Rowan loves ….. handknit cotton and softknit cotton.
Unfortunately due to family and personal issues I have had to take a few months out from the world of knitting but I am slowly starting to come round to all things yarny once more.
Over the past few weeks I have been lucky enough to art direct some of Rowans photo shoots and whilst I obviously can’t show you any of the designs I thought I would share some behind the scenes photos. (Please note I don’t think the Care bears will make the final cut ;))
I will try and share more behind the scenes images once I work through the mass of snaps on my camera.