Rowan’s latest pattern magazine celebrates 40 years of the yarn company. Magazine 64 features two design themes; the first, ‘Ruby’, can be seen in more detail in our Rowan Anniversary pull-out supplement in this issue.
The other theme is ‘Alpaca Classic’, and it contains 13 soft and cosy women’s projects for autumn-winter. Cables and textures are used as sophisticated details on a range of jumpers and wraps, such as the feminine ‘Popham’ jumper. Garment shapes tend to be classic with a modern twist; there are plenty of wardrobe essentials here, as well as more complex projects to entertain keen knitters.
Rowan’s designers have been playing with colour, too; vibrant geometric patterns appear on the ‘Fowberry’ jumper, while the ‘Marshwood’ sweater has contemporary Fair Isle patterning. There is a choice of wintry accessories, and a fun bobbled coat.