It’s really easy! You only have to follow Rowan Yarns to the stunning island of Santorini and knit yourself a design from Rowan All Seasons Chunky Collection. The booklet includes 12 designs by Marie Wallin featuring the lovely All Seasons Chunky yarn, which is available in 14 shades.
From the Heliconian Muses let us begin to sing…
So you may become Aphrodite, the greek goddess of love. First she drew near holy Cythera, and from there, afterwards, she came to sea-girt Cyprus, and came forth an awful and lovely goddess, and grass grew up about her beneath her shapely feet. Her gods and men call Aphrodite, and the foam-born goddess and rich-crowned Cytherea, because she grew amid the foam, and Cytherea because she reached Cythera, and Cyprogenes because she was born in billowy Cyprus, and Philommedes because sprang from the members. And with her went Eros, and comely Desire followed her at her birth at the first and as she went into the assembly of the gods. This honour she has from the beginning, and this is the portion allotted to her amongst men and undying gods, — the whisperings of maidens and smiles and deceits with sweet delight and love and graciousness.
Knit this lace back detail sweater with a low back neck detail, lace stitch detail on back and shoulders and full length sleeves.
Or you prefer to become Athena. Daughter of Zeus and Metis. Patroness of Athen and advisor of Odysseus.
Knit this casual t-shirt style top. It is knitted sideways in one piece and with a beautiful stitch pattern.
Maybe you want to come from the sea and become Calypso, a nymph. Seven years she managed Odysseus to stay with her on her island Ogygia.
The body of this slouchy cardigan is knitted in one piece, oversized cuffs and a lower back edge.
Are you an early bird? Then you may be Eos, goddess of rosy fingering dawn, daughter of Hyperion und Theia, sister of Helios and Selene, Mother of the Winds.
This cable sweater is knitted with a gorgeous cable and lace stitch pattern for both front and back and a lovely openwork stitch pattern for the sleeves.
Or you may be Gaia, one of the first goddesses and the earth itself.
This is a striped short sleeve top knitted in one piece with v-neck detail and a deep welt.
To become Harmonia, daughter of Ares and Aphrodite, goddess of agreement is also a good choice.
“And Harmonia, the daughter of golden Aphrodite, bare to Cadmus Ino and Semele and fair-cheeked Agave and Autonoe whom long haired Aristaeus wedded, and Polydorus also in rich- crowned Thebe.” Hesiod is singing.
Knit this openwork sweater with full length sleeves, a beautiful lace stitch pattern across the main body and a stunning cable drop stitch pattern on the sleeves.
Or you will become Hebe, goddess of everlasting youth. And mighty Heracles, the valiant son of neat-ankled Alemena, when he had finished his grievous toils, made Hebe the child of great Zeus and gold-shod Hera his shy wife in snowy Olympus. Happy he! For he has finished his great works and lives amongst the dying gods, untroubled and unaging all his days.
A hip length raglan sweater, knitted with a wide neckline and deep ripped welt and cuffs.
Maybe some of you want to become Hera, the wife of Zeus itself. Queen of the Olymp.
This is a cropped cardigang, knitted in one pieace and a rib stitch throughout.
If you sail to ancient Egypt you will meet Isis, daughter of Geb and Nut, sister of Seth and Nephtys and sister and wife of Osiris. And mother of Horus.
Knit this womens ripped cropped cardigan in one piece and a rib stitch throughout.
Back in Greece you will find Persephone. Daughter of Demeter and wife of Hades. One half of the year she is living with her husband and the other half of the year with her mother. It is said, that when she is coming back to her mother Demeter she brings Spring back on Earth.
Persephone is an openwork dress with full length sleeves, ribbed edgings and a stunning stitch detail. It is said that Persephone calmes down her husband, but I guess she will not do so, wearing that dress.
But Rhea was subject in love to Cronos and bare splendid children, Hestia, Demeter, and gold-shod Hera and strong Hades, pitiless in heart, who dwells under the earth, and the loud-crashing Earth-Shaker, and wise Zeus, father of gods and men, by whose thunder the wide earth is shaken. Maybe you prefer her.
Knit this slanting stitch cropped top in one piece and with rolled back cuff detail.
And Theia was subject in love to Hyperion and bare great Helius (Sun) and clear Selene (Moon) and Eos (Dawn) who shines upon all that are on earth and upon the deathless Gods who live in the wide heaven. It is easy to be the Goddess of Moon itself. Have a look:
Selene is a lace edge to edge cardigan with an elegant lace stitch pattern, raglan short sleeves and rib edgings.