Whole lotta' stitchin' to be done! - Part 1

Yell, by Gemma Atkinson, Rowan Magazine 58

Knit in Rowan's Colourspun, shown here in Pen-Y-Gent (721) with the rib done in a contrasting shade of Felted Tweed - Tawny (186)

I chose Semer Water (276) for my Yell (well not my Yell, but my knit of Yell for the hubby) and Seafarer (170) Felted Tweed for the rib.

Colourspun is a blend of 72% wool, 14% Mohair and 14% Polyamide.

The wool and mohair blended yarn is sublime to knit with. Each shade is produced by blending two printed and two solid colours together and then twisted with a printed binder (from the Rowan web site).

While the twisted rib stitch was slow and tedious at first, I managed to get the hang of it and was soon doing both knit and purl rows easily!

I was so thrilled with my progress, that I decided I could ignore my "one big project at a time" rule and cast on something for me...Next time!

Until then, Happy Knitting,


x with Lackie and Daisy at her feet


Gemma Atkinson has left Rowan for a new and exciting career opportunity in the graphic design field and hopes to get back to designing for Rowan when she settles into her new role. 

I wish you all the best in your new career Gemma!


So the title of this post should really be "Whole lotta' finishing' to be done....title inspired by "Whole Lotta Loving" by Fats Domino. 


  1. The best design for men from Rowan58, and I love the colour you chose. Look forwrd to a photo of your hubby wearing it. Barbara x


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