Time is fleeting;
Madness takes its toll.
But listen closely…
Rowan Yarns has published Rowan studio issue thirty two. This issue is bringing back the feeling of the “swinging sixties” and uses a monochrome palette for a modern touch.
All of the designs are named after great singers of the sixties. So let the beat go on…
But before we start do you remember these two ladies?
Golden words he will pour in your ear
But his lies can’t disguise what you fear
For a golden girl knows when he’s kissed her
It’s the kiss of death …
shirley by Gemma Atkinson (Shirley Bassey)
Shirley is knitted in a stripe sequence in reverse stockinette stitch. This off the shoulder sweater is knitted in Rowan Yarns Handknit Cotton. This knitting pattern is suitable for beginners.
We meet every night at eight
And I don’t get home till late
I say to myself each day
Baby oh long long live love
sandy by Marie Wallin (Sandie Shaw)
Sandy is knitted using Rowan Yarns Cotton Glacé. It has three quarter sleeves and moss stitch cuffs and hems. The center of front and back are knitted with a contrast colourblock detail. This knitting pattern is suitable for the average knitter.
So go downtown
Things will be great when you’re downtown
No finer place for sure, downtown
Everything’s waiting for you
petula by Lisa Richardson (Petula Clark)
Petula a cross over sleeveless top by Lisa Richardson is knitted in Rowan Yarns Cotton Glacé. It is knitted in an easy to follow lace pattern and is therefore s suitable for beginners.
Come closer and cuddle me tight
My heart goes
Boom bang-a-bang, boom bang-a-bang
lulu by Gemma Atkinson (Lulu Kennedy-Cairns)
Lulu a long sleeved sweater has a zig zag pattern on front and back which is formed by slip stitches. It is knitted in Rowan Yarns Handknit Cotton and is suitable for the average knitter.
Find out what it means to me
Take care… T-C-B
aretha by Martin Storey (Aretha Franklin)
Aretha by Martin Storey is knitted in Rowan Yarns Cotton Glacé. Lulu a sleeveless top is knitted using slip stitches for the lower pattern and is suitable for the average knitter.
I don’t want you to be no slave
I don’t want you to work all day
But I want you to be true
And I just wanna make love to you
etta by Lisa Richardson (Etta James)
Etta a sweater, with monochrome graphic print detail and contrast bands is knitted in Rowan Yarns Cotton Glacé. The patterns are formed using slip stitches and is suitable for the average knitter.
The look of love
Is in your eyes
The look your heart can’t disguise
dusty by Marie Wallin (Dusty Springfield)
Dusty a design by Marie Wallin is knitted in Rowan Yarns Handknit Cotton. Dusty is a round neck cardigan with contrasting colourblock detail to the back, cuffs and band the pattern is suitable for the average knitter.
Time keeps moving on,
Friends they turn away, Lordy Lord.
Well, I keep moving on
But I never found out why
janis by Marie Wallin (Janis Joplin)
Janis is a striped sweater, with crochet overlay and is suitable for the more experienced knitter. It is knitted in Rowan Yarns Cotton Glacé.
For Subscribers and Row@n Members there will be two more free pattern available over the next two month. Join in at Rowan Yarns.
Forever, forever, you’ll stay in my heart
And I will love you
dionne by lisa richardson (Dionne Warwick)
Dionne the first free pattern from Rowan studio issue thirty two is available for download. Dionne is a short sleeved sweater with geometric block detail and peter pan collar and knitted in Rowan Yarns Cotton Glacé.
A tip for those who don’t want to knit in a monochromatic palette. Both yarns featured in Rowan Yarns studio issue thirty two are available in a wide range of shades. And if you want to knit them in the shades of the sixties, here are the colours of year 1965 which are inspired from outer space.