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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Rowan Studio

Looking for something different? Something out of the ordinary? Something that is the antithesis of bulky fisherman's sweaters or other classic knitwear designs? Well, look no further than Rowan Studio. Rowan Studio is a quarterly pattern booklet published by UK company Rowan and is inspired by high fashion, the runway and haute couture. These booklets are small and may be easy to miss at first glance, but we have a stack of different issues and they are filled with captivating, avant-garde designs.
I am currently knitting Grace Melville's Oak from Rowan Studio 18. Oak is an easy wrap vest - essentially a large rectangle with an arm opening. I am using Plymouth Yarn Company's Baby Llama Glow, a precious worsted llama that is a joy to work with.
It is fairly mindless knitting - stockinette and seed stitch - and I can't wait to wear it. I will keep you posted on my progress.
But, until then, come in and check out our collection of Rowan Studio pattern booklets. They are nestled on a shelf with the rest of the Rowan books and yarn.
Ask us and we'd be happy to show them to you. Maybe you will find something fun and out of the ordinary. Something that defies convention, yet is highly wearable and comfortable at the same time.

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