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Rowan Magazine 66 - new yarns!

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The leaves are starting to change, the garden is hunkering down, you know the season is changing...

For us knitters that means...

SWEATER WEATHER!
Time to pick a new knitting project!

I’ve had a good look at the designs in Rowan Magazine 66.....it came with a bit of a surprise!




Now don’t get excited... the Rowan Magazine itself stayed the same!

The magazine features favourite Rowan Yarns knit up in designs from your favourite Rowan designers (Kaffe, Brandon, Martin, Annika, Georgia, Arne & Carlos).

You’ll find lots of Felted Tweed and Kidsilk Haze here....classic designs photographed in beautiful Cambridge. Just look at the cover....the guy is wearing a classic crew neck pullover....it’s knit using Felted Tweed and Kidsilk Haze held together! The gal is wearing a scarf and a Chanel style jacket....both done is a slip stitch pattern, also in Felted Tweed and Kidsilk Haze.

25 designs are presented in the classic Rowan magazine format.

So, what’s the difference you say?

What’s new is the secon…

Koigu Dye Workshop - August Update`

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August was a month of day trips.....
Martin's Sweet Farm - if you are in the area, check to see if the farm is open! Also, their products are available in select local specialty shops...like LaRose Bakery in Milton.

Kelso Lavendar Farm - Lavender fields are now closed, but you can buy products direct from the farm.

Koigu - a dye workshop day at the home of Koigu!


Finished Projects - that pair of socks I found last month? Well, I finished them. I also started another pair using a vintage sock yarn from my stash...with an interesting spool of yarn in the middle! If you have any input on this, please let me know!

I used Roxanne Richardson's stretchy cast on for these new socks....check out Roxanne's youtube channel!

My Magnolia (Marie Wallin's FairIsle Club 4 project) is finished!

Sweater pins are from Textile Garden.

Sustainability is a subject I'm very invested in these days....

Produce bags by my friend Vall, Victory Stitches

Palm Oil - not all Palm Oil is bad.....watc…

Kaffe and Arne & Carlos for Rowan Yarns A/W 2019/20

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New designs from Kaffe and Arne & Carlos for Rowan A/W 2019/20







These new designs are great continuations of collections published last winter!

See my reviews here...

Kaffe's Colours - Introducing Kaffe's New Shades in Felted Tweed!

New Nordic Collection - Arne & Carlos present a new modern twist in Nordic Knits!



Happy Knitting!

Anne x

(with Lackie sleeping at her feet)


#handknit #knitrowanbyme #slowfashion #kaffe fassett #arne&carlos

I've discovered SOCKS!

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Hi there!

My July 2019 update -




FINISHED OBJECTS

Finished Object - my Burrow Wrap by Kay F. Jones
Knit with 9 shades of Koigu KPPM and Rowan Kidsilk Haze
This is the first project in the "Swish and Flick Collective".

See my Burrow Wrap Ravelry Project page here.....


Whispers in the Walls socks - the second pattern of the Swish and Flick Collective!
Knit in Regia Premium Yak sock yarn....

See my Whispers in the Walls Ravelry Project page here.....


Rose City Rollers socks - FREE Pattern....you can find it here!

Hubby's short socks - Rowan Fine Art - sadly discontinued.
Mine were knit in leftover Koigu KPPM from the Burrow Wrap!


SOCK YARN STASH!

I am totally honest and share my sock yarn stash! (I might not have knit socks, but I bought sock yarn.!)

My sock club yarn was to knit socks from "New Pathways For Sock Knitters" by  Cat Bordhi.

Got my Triskelion Yarn, Skyffling, at Purlescence!


WORKS IN PROGRESS....

Still working on my Magnolia, Fair Isle Club 4 project!…

Koigu Hand Painted Yarn - June knit update!

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The Life LDC June video update is here!





I've joined the Swish & Flick Collective by Kay F. Jones. 

Swish and Flick Collective - 7 designs inspired by the 7 Harry Potter Books! (Anything Harry Potter and I'm in!!!!

Bonus Pattern...Choose you House Socks
Burrow Wrap - inspired by the Philosopher's Stone
The Whispers in the Walls socks! - inspired by the Chamber of Secrets

I'm just dying to know what the project will be for The Prisoner of Azkaban! Will it be something inspired by Sirius or Buckbeak maybe??? 


Koigu, the ORIGINAL hand painted yarn - established 1992!


Vogue Knitting have always featured Koigu....a couple of samples of Vogue patterns that use Koigu and are my favourites!



Koigu Squares Scarf from Vogue Knitting Holiday 2010 - FREE!




The Empress Jacket - Now, right now I'm in LOVE with this design....the Empress Jacket -
It has modular pieces on the back, a fair isle section at the underarm and garter stitch sleeves! I'm imagining the texture and gorgeous colo…

Stripes are French Chic! (May 2019 Life LDC Update)

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Join me for a quick May update.....

I share styling ideas for my Bondi/Barton Hoodie....see my previous video for details of the mashup.
I LOVE Rowan's Denim Revive yarn.

FO - The Folk Fairisle Cushion, design by Marie Wallin. While this pattern is not yet available for purchase...you can see the other two fair isle cushions here on Marie's web site!

Fair Isle Club 5 is coming soon! Make sure you are signed up for Marie's newsletter for details. Booking open July 1!

I edited my May update heavily as there was footage I decided not to post as Daisy was in it and I didn't feel comfortable posting it....so I end with a few Daisy photos throughout the years....after 15 years, 6 months....she will be missed so much.

Thank you for joining me on the Life LDC couch for my May update.

Happy Knitting,

Anne x

Bondi/Barton hits the streets!

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I was excited to knit with this new Rowan yarn - Denim Revive! You know I LOVE denim and wear it ALL THE TIME!
The "Ocean Blue" collection by Martin Storey included two hoodie designs - one for a man and one for a woman - yes, body shape specific for men and women. I wanted to knit the woman's design, Bondi, but I wanted the stripes and the pockets of the men's design (Barton), so I decided to do a...


The Bondi didn't have pockets but the Barton did. I grabbed those pocket details and incorporated them into my Bondi!

I decided NOT to sew up the rib at the side seam - I really like the inverted V it creates....and it keeps the rib from grabbing at the hips! This is my original modification to the design :) 

I also did a 2x2 rib button band per Barton. Bondi used a garter stitch for the button band.
You make i-cord for the hood string!


(If you've never done i-cord, I get you started in my April 2019 video blog update link here takes you to the right spot!) 


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