Rowan Knitting & Crochet Magazine 59

After we have had spring temperatures around Christmas, the winter came to Southern Germany yesterday and it started to snow. Today Rowan is releasing its new Knitting & Crochet Magazine for the Spring/Summer season 2016, what a lucky coincidence. An early notification on warmer, sunnier days.

This magazine is showing the top trends of the next season in two different stories. It contains 36 designs for women and men

Let’s have a look at the two main stories of this magazine.


Boats at Morston Quay

Boats at Morston Quay

This collection of transeasonal designs for both men and women is inspired by coastal living and traditional guernseys. The essence of the seaside flows throughout this story. Deep creams, pale blues and deeper, watery tones are used for garments showing texture and cables. Linen, cottons and the popular Original Denim have used for this collection of essential looks of the season.

This collection was photographed at different locations in North Norfolk, UK.

Burnham Overy Staithe quay

Burnham Overy Staithe quay

The designers used the following yarns:

  • Rowan Handknit Cotton
  • Rowan Creative Linen
  • Rowan Pure Linen
  • Rowan All Seasons Cotton
  • Rowan Wool Cotton
  • Rowan Wool Cotton 4ply
  • Rowan Original Denim
  • Rowan Softknit Cotton
 A vast shingle beach View southeast along the beach at Cley Eye.

A vast shingle beach View southeast along the beach at Cley Eye.


Maruyama-kôen Park - Panorama

Maruyama-kôen Park – Panorama

This collection has been photographed at two different locations. The Japanese Garden, Tatten Park, Cheshire and the Japanese Garden, Compton Acres, Dorset.

Like the beautiful vegetation on the set, the colours of this story are floral and bright, alongside more understated, soft tones. Kyoto is an explosion of pretty, feminine pieces. This story is featuring a loose cardigan designed by Dame Zandra Rhodes.

Japanese Garden, Tatton Park, wide view

Japanese Garden, Tatton Park

The designers used the following yarns:

  • Rowan Fine Lace
  • Rowan Kidsilk Haze
  • Rowan Purelife Revive
  • Rowan Panama
  • Rowan Cotton Glacé
  • Rowan Summerlite 4ply
  • Rowan Pure Linen
  • Rowan Creative  Linen
  • Rowan Wool Cotton 4ply
Japanese Gardes Compton Acres

Japanese Gardes Compton Acres

Designers in this magazine

 Lisa Richardson • Sarah Hatton • Gemma Atkinson

Martin Storey • Marie Wallin • Kaffe Fassett

Zandra Rhodes • Carlo Volpi • Amy Herzog

Heather Dixon •  Cirilia Rose

Over the next few weeks I will show you my personal Top Ten designs of this new Rowan Magazine.