Knit designer Sarah Hatton talks about Greta, her textured yoke cardigan for all seasons!
My knitting wishlist is ridiculously, almost impossibly, long. It’s not just that there’s aren’t enough knitting hours in the day (I think all knitters will agree with this), but my plight isn’t helped by seeing previews of lovely, must-have Rowan designs.
It isn’t very often I knit one of my own designs, but Greta from the Rowan Finest collection was something I wanted to make for myself as soon as I sampled it. For the past few seasons it’s sweaters that have dominated the fashion trends, and while I often think of knitting one, I always end up making cardigans as they suit me more. It’s become a running joke in the Rowan office I love neat-shaped cardigans with three-quarter sleeves, so much so I manage to fit one into nearly every collection!
I also normally end up knitting in grey, so the blue shade of this cardigan is a slight departure for me. The shade is called Haven and I love its richness, which reminds me of Devon blueware pottery, and works in all seasons. I’m a big fan of colourwork yoke cardigans, but my real passion as a knitter is texture, so I really enjoyed working the slip stitch pattern. I wear my Greta whatever the weather and know I will do for years to come! sarahhatton.com