My second autumn knit this year is a design by Brandon Mably from Rowan Knitting & Crochet Magazine 54 from last year. It is knitted in Rowan Colourspun a soft wool and mohair blended yarn. It is easy to knit with and its subtle self-striping effect is great for fair-isle designs without changing a lot of colours.

This design is a free download for all Rowan Members and is available in several languages.

Balkan by Brandon Mably

Balkan by Brandon Mably

Brandon Mably used Rowan Colourspun in shade Winterburn 277 and Hubberholme 277 for his design.

Rowan Colourspun Winterburn 277

Rowan Colourspun Winterburn 277

Rowan Colourspun Hubberholme

Rowan Colourspun Hubberholme 275

I have used shade Pen-Y-Ghent 275 from my stash instead of Hubberholme.

Rowan Colourspung Pen-Y-Ghent 271

Rowan Colourspung Pen-Y-Ghent 271

Balkan is knitted flat in fair-isle technique and is showing a lovely vertical zig-zag pattern filled with squares.

And here is my finished Balkan:

Balkan by Brandon Mably

Balkan by Brandon Mably

Balkan by Brandon Mably

Balkan by Brandon Mably

Balkan by Brandon Mably

Balkan by Brandon Mably