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Associated Patterns: Glenda, Loretta, Betty, Cindy, Molly
Associated Publications: Rowan Knitting & Crochet Magazine 50

Finesse is one of the most directional looks for next winter’s dressing. The collection is inspired by retro influences drawn from the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, the era just before designers like Mary Quant changed the face of fashion. ‘Finesse’ is a mood that heralds a return to feminine curves with emphasis on a rounded hip line and narrow waist. Post impressionist art influences the colour palette with delicate shades of pistachio and saffron mixed with rose pinks being the key shades with clay, mushroom and winter white providing the important neutrals. Classically understated, the knits in the ‘Finesse’ collection are sleek and lean, softly following the body contours. Details are discreet or hidden with neat single collars, tiny metallic buttons and ribbon add the perfect feminine touches. Stitches are simple with lots of plain neat-fit knits with tiny vintage stitches, fairisle and fine lace adding the exquisite textures.

Designer profile of Sasha Kagan

Designer profile of Kaffe Fassett

Designer profile of Erika Knight

April’s issue of the Row@n eNewsletter brings you details of our exciting new sock yarn Fine Art, our best Father’s Day knits, and news of a fabulous Kaffe Fassett exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum, London. We also catch up on progress from the delightful Woollen Woods project in Cumbria, we hope you like the adorable knitted birds as much as we do!

The May eNewsletter is now available, and features news from Sarah Hatton, a new book from Jane Crowfoot and two free patterns.