Spring is here and I am looking forward to sharing with you the latest designs from Rowan Magazine No. 71, on sale from 1st March 2022. Emphasizing the notion of Spring, the front cover is a lovely stand-out yellowy-orange colour emblazoned with the word Joy! Some of the “Joy” of knitting for me is flipping through these glossy pages and choosing which design I will knit this Spring and Summer.
“Joy” is the main topic and the word that each designer used as their inspiration to create the 36 patterns contained within. Read what “Joy” means for each designer and how it inspires them. For example, Chloe Thurlow says, “My joy is cinema”, and Lisa Richardson says, “My joy is Nature.” Read all about the eleven designers’ “joys” and a snippet of how they create a garment from their joyous inspirations.
In this “My joy” section, here are some of the designs you will see:
There is a second section in Magazine No. 71 titled “The Joy of Fresh Air”. Inspiration for these loose-fitting and flowing designs come from the airy feeling of being outside in nature.
How about this jumper Coast, knitted in Cotton Cashmere and designed by Quail Studio.
Or this design, Shade, knitted in Cotton Glacé and designed by Emma Wright.
Some people say they don’t like knitting or crocheting in the Spring and Summer. They dislike having a pile of wool on their lap making them warm. Well, how about crocheting this shawl or small blanket in Cotton Cashmere.
Rock, designed by Lisa Richardson, is crocheted square by square, making it a small and very portable project as you get out and about in the warmer months. Join each square into a larger square during the cooler months of Autumn.
Take a look at the designs in Rowan Magazine No. 71 and let me know what you think. Which design will you be making? Or will you be waiting for Autumn? Please leave a comment by scrolling down to “Leave a Reply” below.
This Spring, I have decided to knit something from another Rowan brochure. I just need to decide on the colours and will let you know more about the design shortly.
Happy knitting and crocheting!