Rowan Design Awards 2013
this year was for the first time executed with the students of Westminster College of Art and Design.
“Between the Wars” was the theme which was set by Rowan Head Designer Marie Wallin. She asked the students to concentrate on the traditional stitches, colour and garment detailing of the 30’s and 40’s of the last century.
The final six selected designs are shown her and in the Rowan Knitting & Crochet Magazine 54. Hopefully these designs will encourage you to look at vintage pattern in a new light.
Amelia by Alex Pengelly
Amelia a textured sweater has contrasting colour block sections and raglan sleeves. Alex Pengelly used Rowan Yarns Felted Tweed DK (Merino Wool: 50%, Alpaca: 25%, Viscose: 25%) for this design.
Between the Wars Cardigang by Katie Agar
This long line cardigan by Katie Agar has a patterned bodice and cable pleplum panels. This design is knitted in Rowan Yarns Pure Wool DK (Wool: 100%) and Wool Cotton DK (Cotton: 50%, Merino Wool: 50%).
Harpers Twin Set by Meghan Lewis
This womens twin set comprising or short sleeved top and a cardigan is knitted using Rowan Yarns Felted Tweed DK (Merino Wool: 50%, Alpaca: 25%, Viscose: 25%). Meghan Lewis used textured stitches with bobble edgings an a peter pan collar for this design.
Land Girl’s Fairisle Sweater by Lucy Jones
This fairisle sweater, a design by Lucy Jones using the pretty combination of Rowan Yarns Pure Wool 4ply (Wool: 100%) and Rowan Fine Tweed (Wool: 100%). This design features fairisle and bobble pattern to the main body and delicate cables throughout.
Land Girl’s Moving Cable Sweater by Lucy Jones
This womens cable sweater, also a design by Lucy Jones using Rowan Yarns Felted Tweed DK (Merino Wool: 50%, Alpaca: 25%, Viscose: 25%). This sweater shows cable and moss stitch detail, a neat collar and set in sleeves.
Tunic Dress by Emma Middleton
This woven cable tunic dress, a design by Emma Middleton using Rowan Yarns Felted Teed DK (Merino Wool: 50%, Alpaca: 25%, Viscose: 25%). With textured body section and stocking stitch skirt, deep rib edgings complete this design.
Now, after weather is going colder this free patterns from Rowan Yarns are the right garments to knit. But don’t forget to subscribe or to become a Row@n Member.