In one of my last blogs I wrote about how easy it is to become a goddess. 12 stunning designs for women,using the fantastic to knit with Rowan All Seasons Chunky, designed by Marie Wallin, has been published by Rowan Yarns.

But what should men wear in this springtime?

Here is the answer. Rowan shows some magnificent designs for men in the latest Rowan Knitting & Crotchet Magazine 53 and in their new brochure Softknit Collection.

Let’s have a closer look at these designs today.


For all those who love colour and are fond of knitting fairisle technique, Martin Storey has designed a cardigan. Contrast edgings highlights the striking geometric pattern. Martin Storey used Rowan Siena 4ply (100% Mercerized Cotton) for this design. Carnaby is published in Rowan Knitting & Crotchet Magazine 53.

Carnaby by Martin Storey


Josh Bennett designed this wonderful mens intarsia striped sweater from Rowan Knitting & Chrotchet Magazin 53. It has an interesting angular stipe sequence and deep rib edgings. Vidal is knitted in Creative Linen (50% Linen, 50% Cotton) a lovly dry handle and soft summer yarn.

Vidal by Josh Bennettt



In this design Martin Storey used Cotton Glacé, a 100% Cotton yarn, spun with a high twist. This yarn is perfect for the summer. Yves, published in Rowan Knitting & Crotchet Magazine 53, shows contrasting stripe sequences, button detail and contrasting edges.

Yves by Martin Storey


This design by Marie Wallin is suitable for beginners. It is knitted in the wonderful soft handle cotton yarn, Handknit Cotton. The yarn is machine washable and is perfect for all year round knitting. Pierre is a ribbed sweater with a bold contrasting stripe detail and shallow set in sleeves and definitely on my wish list!

Pierre by Marie Wallin

Besides Pierre the picture shows also Mod, a design by Ruth Green. Both are published in Rowan Knitting & Crotched Magazine 53.


Ossie is a classic. Which men do not need a polo sweater? Marie Wallin chooses Cotton Glacé for this design. Suitable for the average knitter it is knitted in fairisle technique with a collar and a v neck. (Also on my wish list!, Oh my…)

Ossie by Marie Wallin

Also shown in the picture is Lambretta, a design by Brandon Mably using Summerspun (50% Cotton, 50% Wool) and Wool Cotton (50% Cotton, 50% Merino Wool). Both designs are published in latest Rowan Knitting & Crotched Magazine 53.

The Softknit Collection

In this brochure Rowan is featuring their new summer yarn Softknit Cotton, which is available in 14 lovely shades. It is a wonderful soft yarn and it gives you the sensation of knitting with milk. It shows texture and cable detail and has a wonderful drape. Softknit Cotton has a chain construction and knits to the same gauge as Handknit Cotton. So you can chose from another 30 shades to knit your garment.

I have already knitted some swatches, cause there are some favorites in this brochure, which I will knit for sure.

Rowan published 6 designs by Martin Storey featuring this yarn.


This mens crew neck sweater is knitted with a herringbone stitch detail, deep rib edges and set in sleeves.

Barry by Martin Storey

Barry is shown here in the shade Indigo Blue 585.


This cable jacket features a shawl collar and set in sleeves It is suitable for the more experienced knitter.

Ferdy by Martin Storey

Ferdy is shown in shade Seaweed 581.


Glen a mens textured waistcoat is also a classic. Knitted with a v neck and stocking and garter stitch detail.

Glen by Martin Storey

Glen is pictured in shade Sand 571


A cable sweater with funnel neck, ribbed edgings and shallow set in sleeves. Shown in shade Cream 570. (Also on my list!)

Inishmaan by Martin Storey


Kenmare is a mens textured sweater, with cables and moss stitch detail. Shown here in shade Aged Rose 583.

Kenmare by Martin Storey


Mal is suitable for beginners and shows round neck, rib edgings and pocket details. Pictured in shade Walnut 584.

Mal by Martin Storey

Besides these 6 stunning designs for men the Softknit Collection brochure by Rowan includes 10 lovely designs for goddesses too. But they are out of the house, today.

Have a wonderful springtime and Happy Knitting,


All pictures courtesy of Rowan Yarns.