Rowan Magazine 68 features three inspiring stories–SEAMLESS, with a focus on top-down and in-the-round designs, HOMEWEAR, a mixture of accessories and knitwear for the home and its occupants, designed by Erika Knight, and CITY TWEED, a collection of relaxed designs in classic shapes by Martin Storey.
Abbortsford -This pretty raglan cardigan, designed by Vibe Ulrik from the top down, has a lovely all-over open lacework pattern. Knit on larger needles in two strands of Alpaca Classic, it’s perfect for Autumn layering.
Bunloit – This cropped poncho, designed by Martin Storey in Felted Tweed Aran, features a striking geometric cables pattern that wends it’s way from the lower edge to the neckline. The cosy ribbed polo neck will keep you warm whatever the weather.
Caerlaverock – Lisa Richardson’s striking maxi-length women’s coat features distinctive vertical stripes created with two strands of Alpaca Classic. After knitting the back, the fronts are picked up and knit on. The short sleeves are added in the same way. It looks great as a flowing coat or as a belted jacket.
Cawdor – This generously sized poncho is a gorgeous example of sideways construction and the impact of placed cables. Designed by Martin Storey, this Felted Tweed Aran cape features a large leaf cable across the shoulders and along the arms. Moss stitch trims the edges.
Culzean – Lisa Richardson’s cosy belted tunic is knit in luxurious Alpaca Classic, making this wonderfully soft to touch. The centre panel features side panels that are picked up and knit, with a space left for the belt. A generous ribbed cowl and moss-stitch edges finish it perfectly.
Dumfries – Designed by Emma Wright, this cropped short-sleeved cardigan, knit in Alpaca Classic, features a zig-zag colorwork motif and a tassel trim that adds a fun and flirty element to this timeless style.
Dunrobin – This simple, fitted cable and rib sweater is the perfect layering piece for Winter. Designed to be knit from the top down by Kristen Tendyke in Felted Tweed, it features flattering saddle shoulders and ribbed edges.
Falkland – These multi-coloured arm-warmers are the perfect addition to any wintery outfit. With a classic Fair Isle leaf design and two-colour rib edges, this design by Martin Storey in Felted Tweed is a fantastic way to try out Fair Isle knitting for the first time.
Fyvie – Knitted in two pieces in the round, one interlocking through the other, this gorgeous twisted wrap designed by Lisa Richardson slips over the shoulders for a layer of extra warmth. Six shades of Felted Tweed are used to to create the striking Fair Isle design.
Galbraith – This poncho-style sweater is an incredibly versatile layering piece with open sleeves and a soft roll-neck and edges worked in rib. Designed by Lisa Richardson in Felted Tweed Aran, it pairs perfectly with Taymouth, the matching skirt.
Hamilton – Knit from the top down, this lovely sweater, designed by Vibe Ulrik, is worked in a strand each of Alpaca Classic and Felted Tweed held together to create a marled effect. Cables define the front and back raglans, and extra cables placed to slope down the back is an unexpected surprise.
Hopetoun – This delicate cowl is a beautiful addition to any wardrobe as it gives a that wonderful handmade flair to any outfit. Why not treat yourself and knit one in every colour? Designed by Cathy Carron.
Kellie – Kellie is a bright and fun Fair Isle sweater designed by Kristen Tendyke. Worked from the top down in Aplaca Classic, it features a striking take on traditional yoke sweaters, with the motif echoed at the neckline, hem and cuffs.
Kincardine – Knit from the top down in Felted Tweed, this sleeved capelet features pretty feminine detailing and embroidery around the neckline. A rolled hem finishes the ribbed edges. Designed by Galina Carroll.
Kinross – This cleverly constructed asymmetric wrap, designed by Georgia Farrell in Alpaca Classic, has fabulous directional garter stitch colour block details. A stepped border creates the perfect finish.
Manderston – Designed by ARNE & CARLOS in two richly contrasting shades of Felted Tweed, this fitted top-down jumper features an overblown Fair Isle design that references the classic folk art motifs of Norway.
Mellerstain – This beautiful top-down sweater, designed by Amy Gunderson, feature fair isle bands that are a kaleidoscope of colour. Worked in sumptuously soft Alpaca Classic.
Skibo – Skibo is a universally flattering poncho designed by Martin Storey. Knit in Felted Tweed, which shows off the wonderful moss stitch texture, it features a distinctive cable pattern at the centre front and a high, ribbed polo neck. This poncho is perfect for throwing on for a frosty winter walk.
Taymouth – This skirt, patterned with a variation of ribbing and worked in the round, creates a flattering silhouette. Designed in Felted Tweed by Lisa Richardson, it pairs with Galbraith, a matching cape-style sweater, for a fabulously on-trend ensemble.
Thirlestane – Georgia Farrell’s lovely top-down cardigan, knit in Alpaca Classic, has moss stitch and bobble details at the lower edges to keep it fun and interesting. Three-quarter sleeves and simple garter stitch edges keep create a modern finish.
Botanical – Erika Knight’s luxe floor cushion features a delicate whirling pattern and is an elegant addition to any home. It’s worked in Stocking stitch in Creative Linen and is buttoned in the centre.
Bracken – Envelope yourself in the cosy charm of this generous striped scarf knitted in a combination of Felted Tweed and Alpaca Classic. Designed by Erika Knight in simple Stocking stitch, this piece oozes reassuring warmth.
Seakale – This chunky blanket, knit with two strands of Big Wool held together, features Erika Knight’s signature unfinished ‘end’ for a truly homemade feel. The alternate version features an ombre marled effect.
Abby – Designed by Martin Storey, this elegant cardigan uses Rowan Felted Tweed for a textured, tweedy, felted look.
Adelphi – A luxe layering piece, this cabled tube scarf is a winter classic. Wrap up with it underneath a coat or draped around your neck as a statement piece. Designed by Martin Storey in Felted Tweed.
Haymarket – Haymarket, by Martin Storey, features a scattered moss stitch that is just the right amount of texture for a simple, versatile sweater. A relaxed fit and lightweight Felted Tweed make this classic a perfect layering piece.
Landscape – This boxy cardigan, designed by Martin Storey, features a wide body offset by skinny sleeves, and is perfect for throwing on over any outfit. Knit in Felted Tweed it is covered with a scattered moss stitch for just the right amount of texture.
Odeon – Martin Storey’s drop-shoulder sweater also features open side seams for the comfiest of fits. Knitted in Felted Tweed, this simple shape is sure to be a wardrobe staple for years to come.
Palladium – The flattering deep v-neck on this cardigan creates an elegant silhouette that suits everyone. Martin Storey’s classic single button fastening is simple and striking. Felted Tweed makes this cozy and comfortable to wear.
Savoy – Designed by Martin Storey in Felted Tweed, this asymmetric poncho is perfect for throwing on over any outfit. The delicate texture is worked over one long piece that is simply folded and seamed.
Shaftesbury – This cropped, short sleeved cardigan by Martin Storey fastens with four statement buttons and works wonderfully as an extra layer in the colder months. It’s an easy knit in Felted Tweed.