Spring is here: Rowan Magazine No. 71

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.

Rowan Mag 71

“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:

Gather designed by Vibe Ulrik knitted using Cotton Cashmere

Gather, designed by Vibe Ulrik knitted using Cotton Cashmere

Louisa, designed by Georgia Farrell knitted using Summerlite 4ply

Louisa, designed by Georgia Farrell knitted using Summerlite 4ply

Twist designed by Martin Storey

Twist, designed by Martin Storey knitted using Creative Linen

Seaside designed by Georgina Brant knitted using Cotton Cashmere

Seaside, designed by Georgina Brant knitted using Cotton Cashmere

Dawn, designed by Brandon Mably knitted using Cotton Glacé

Dawn, designed by Brandon Mably knitted using Cotton Glacé

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.

Coast by Quail Studio

Coast by Quail Studio

Or this design, Shade, knitted in Cotton Glacé and designed by Emma Wright.

Shade designed by Emma Wright

Shade, 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 blanket by Lisa Richardson

Rock, designed by Lisa Richardson

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!

Esther x

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