“This Simple Shapes brochure would perhaps be better named as Playing With Shapes as all the designs take scarves and shawls beyond the boring rectangle!”
This collection of 8 designs by Sarah Hatton caught my eye immediately. First because I love both yarns used in this collection Rowan Fine Art and Fine Lace. Both yarns are so versatile and lovely to knit with and in my opinion both yarns are underestimated. Therefore I was also really happy to see Dervla a design by Lisa Richardson in the Rowan Knitting & Crochet Magazine 58 using Fine Art. Second because Sarah Hatton not only used simple stitches but also played with shapes and encourages everyone to go off the beaten path.
I love this series of Simple Shapes and this time I will knit some designs of this brochure for sure.
Let’s have a closer look to the designs now.
This design is knitted in Rowan Fine Lace and it shows a checkerboard pattern produced by stockinette stitch and a rib pattern. There are two different sizes and both are knitted in the round.
This scarf is knitted in Rowan Fine Art and is shown here in the new shade Stoat 003. The main pattern is simple stockinette stitch, but the edges are knitted in a lovely textured pattern.
Tillicum is an asymmetrical triangle shawl and is showing a lovely openwork lace stitch pattern knitted in Rowan Fine Lace.
This scarf is knitted using garter stitch and is showing an eyelet pattern on the edges. Short-row shaping is used to create this lovely design, which is knitted in Rowan Fine Art shown here in the new shade Otter 002.
This design also comes in two different versions. Above you see the large one. It is knitted in Rowan Fine Lace and shows a nice textured pattern throughout.
Increases and decreases are used for shaping this garter stitch scarf with lovely lace edges, which are knitted on the go. It is shown here in the new shade Marten 004 of Rowan’s Fine Art.
This design is knitted using increases and decreases and a simple stripe sequence in Rowan Fine Art and Rowan Fine Lace to produce slanted stripes.
This triangular shawl is showing a intriguing lace pattern and is knitted in Rowan Fine Art, shown here in the new shade Deer 005.