Sunday Swatching - Rowan All Seasons Chunky!


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 of the All Seasons Chunky Collection?

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What looks like suede, feels like velvet, and comes in 14 gorgeous soft shades?


It's Rowan's All Seasons Chunky!


All Seasons Chunky is a new yarn for Spring/Summer 2013, and I was happy to see a ball of it along  with the "All Seasons Chunky Collection" in my Rowan Ambassador sample box.  (For details and available shades of this yarn, click here.)

I decided that the only way to seriously test this out was to SWATCH (yes, the S word!) for one of the lovely designs in the book...but which one? The designs were photographed on the Greek island Santorini, so it's appropriate that the names of the designs are all Greek Gods!

To have a look at all 12 of the designs in the All Seasons Chunky Collection, you can either...

Go to the KnitRowan web site and see all of the designs in this booklet

OR if you are like me and totally addicted to Pinterest,


This design is called Aphrodite (Goddess of love and beauty!)
I was intrigued as the front and sleeves are stocking stitch,
and the back is an open textured stitch - and look at that deep V back!


© Anne Featonby, Life Lackadaisical


I used Shade 601 - Pebble
Here are my swatches - washed and dried - gently blocked and then scanned.

That back pattern was a bit tricky for me.  (Remember, my forte is colour work.) With swatching, I figured out it was a series of 3 knits, followed by the 3 stitch twisty bit - and on the next right side row the twisty bit goes over the 3 knit stitches - to offset the pattern.  See, it wasn't hard at all!

I liked the feel of this yarn, it's soft and dry hand and the way it makes bold stitches and strong textured patterns. After blocking, it is so lovely and soft...I like it even more!

These designs will work up quickly in this chunky yarn - so if you want a quick, ultra stylish knit to wear this summer, check out Rowan's new "All Seasons Chunky".



Happy Swatching everyone!

Comments

  1. Love the cover sweater. It looks fabulous!

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    1. That design, Athena, was knit and hanging up in the Liberty store in London.....it's cute! Good luck in the draw Julie Ann!

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  2. Lynda (Wiartonknits)21 April 2013 at 15:42

    I too really like the cover sweater, short sleeved and relaxed fit for summer!

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    1. Hi Lynda - Athena is very popular it seems - no wonder they picked it for the cover. Good luck in the draw!

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    1. I like Hera too.....well, I love them all I guess :) Good luck in the draw!

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  4. I love Rowan yarns and patterns and always have difficulty choosing what to knit next. I'd probably start with Hebe, then move onto Harmonia with its beautiful lace patterning!
    lindarumsey on Ravelry

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    1. Thanks so much Linda for visiting here and on Facebook! Yes, both of these designs are excellent choices....decisions decisions!

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  5. I forgot to say I follow your blog and have now liked you on Facebook, too!

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  6. What a nice giveaway! Just saying that, but don't put me in the running, I have it already. And I love the yarn too, making Eos from the book and having fun with the pattern.

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    1. I think people are actually knitting Eos - it is spectacular! Thanks for commenting even though you don't want to win :)

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  7. I would definitley make Eos.

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    1. Julie at the Needle Emporium is knitting Eos and I saw it last Saturday - it looks lovely! I hope she has it finished for the Frolic this Saturday. Good luck in the draw!

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  8. I love the Athena sweater. Would love to make and wear it!

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    1. Another vote for Athena! Good luck in the draw!

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  9. I want to make the Hera cardi!!

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    1. The Hera cardi is very versatile - somehow I see it over a bikini top and harem type pants - how strange is that :) Good luck in the draw!

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    1. Hi Kate! Hebe is fabulous in it's simplicity - and it would be so versatile for the summer months. Great choice!

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  11. I cannot choose between Eos and Calypso! And the colours available are absolutely fab.

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    1. Well obviously you must knit both Han! Good luck in the draw!

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  12. I really adore the Selene cardigan :) Would be a great thing to do for this summer evenings!

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    1. Hi Luisa - I prefer cardigans myself......Selene would be a great choice! Good luck in the draw!

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  13. another one for Athena, but Selene is a very close second.:)

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    1. Hi Elizabeth - You'll just have to knit both too :) Good luck in the draw!

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  14. My favorite is the Eos. Looks so comfortable.

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  15. Another fan of Eos! I'm hoping to see Eos knit up this weekend - if I do, I'll post a photo...or maybe I'll tweet! Stay tuned!

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  16. I like Eos the best..would look great in that green color.

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    1. Eos is definitely right up their in popularity! Good luck in the draw!

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  17. The cover one is very nice xx
    Saw it on Facebook xx

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to respond - unfortunately as an Anonymous post, you won't be in the draw - next time?

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  18. I too favour Athena. It is a lovely design and very wearable.

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    1. Athena - great choice! I see you are on Google+ circles so I just added you to my knitting circle Claudine. I'm really new to google+ do you have any tips for me? Good luck in the draw.

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  19. Hmm , I think Aphrodite, because that deep back is so unusual. I quite like daring cuts when knitted - pairing trad techniques with modern looks!

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    1. IF I had time, Aphrodite is the one I'd pick too.....so IF I get the 3 projects I have on the go finished before Magazine 54 comes out....well, I'll knit Aphrodite....I found swatching for it rather nice. Good luck in the draw!

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