Crochet has been on trend for the last few seasons and it looks to remain very popular for winter 2012 and into spring 2013. Many of the influential designers have included crochet in their catwalk shows, helping to dispel the once ‘dowdy’ image of crochet and making it ‘chic’ and a must have item to wear. The Christopher Kane collection in particular received much acclaim, reviving the use of the traditional ‘granny square’. Looks can vary from the fitted, high round neck sweater to the grunge inspired loose structured knit.
Folk influences were to be found for both adult and child's wear this season and Rowan Studio 30 offers a capsule wardrobe of knits for every little fashionista! From a cosy 'grandad' cardigan for boys to a pretty cape for girls. Hopefully this collection will have everyone wishing they were young again.
Monochrome is always in fashion and keeps coming back around on all the catwalks. This edition of Rowan Studio shows the hand knit interpretation of this trend. Each garment has its own unique take on the black and white mix, some simple colour changes and more complex stitch patterns mean that there is a garment in this collection for all knitters from beginner to the more experienced.
The Last Hurrah is the final collection for Rowan's Studio publications and so, by way of celebration, we asked some old friends to design a garment for the festive season. Using Kidsilk Haze, Anchor Artiste Metallic, Kidsilk Haze Eclipse, Mohair Haze and Kidsilk Haze Glamour the designers have ensured the final collection is a fitting last hurrah and covers all knitting skill levels from beginner to the more experienced.
The Daytime Collection presents twelve beautifully stylish designs, using the sparkle and shine of Swarovski CREATE YOUR STYLE crystals to maximum effect to add some glamour to your daytime wardrobe. Pieces are feminine and sophisticated and range from embellished sweaters, detailed handbags and intricate accessories, to scarves and mittens with an added touch of elegance.
The Evening Collection showcases eleven elegant designs which are the essence of glamour. Shining with beautifully eye-catching Swarovski CREATE YOUR STYLE crystals throughout, the collection features classic, understated elegance and style, complementing the best of the Rowan range with some Swarovski CREATE YOUR STYLE sparkle. Designs range from a stylish open back sweater to feminine shrugs, an evening purse, a tailored jacket and a stunning lace dress which provide a selection of perfect wardrobe solutions for that special occasion out.
The Silkystones Collection is mixture of beautiful textured, easy to wear knits and laidback openwork, crochet styles. Photographed on the stunning south west coast of Spain, the imagery and designs showcase this wonderful tussah silk and linen yarn, within 12 relaxed designs.
A classic collection of eight simple-to-knit women's pieces designed to be worn through the cool spring months, warm summer evenings and even into the fall season. Neat little cardigans, scoop neck vests and boleros are designed to be layered over summer shorts and dresses.
Simple Shapes Creative Linen is a collection of 8 designs by Marie Wallin using Rowan's rustic yarn Creative linen. This collection contains simple to knit shapes using textured and openwork stitch patterns. Designs include open back ribbed top to shaped hems and raglan sweaters.