I have in my possession a copy of Fresh Fashion Knits: More than 20 Must-Have Designs from Rowan’s Studio Collection edited by Kate Buller.
Published by Potter Craft, this book will be available for sale next Tuesday, October 26. Let’s take a look inside.
This book is a compilation of patterns from the Rowan Studio Collection, designed by Sarah Hatton. There are 21 patterns in this collection and not surprisingly, all the yarns used for the designs are Rowan yarns.
Most of the designs are sized from Small to Extra-Large, with Extra-Large being for women with a 44 – 46″ chest. The actual measurements of the designs themselves vary, depending on how much ease is in each one.
The photos here are a few of my favorites from the book — classic, pretty designs. I think this dress is my favorite:
It’s knit from Rowan Classic Cashsoft 4-ply at a gauge of 28 stitches and 36 rows to 4 inches, so it’s definitely a big time investment. But the results are well-worth the time, I think!
As much as I’d like to keep this book for myself, I know I don’t have time to knit what I want from it, so I’ll pass it along to one of you. Leave a comment to this post by 4:00pm Eastern Time on Tuesday, October 26 to be entered in the drawing to receive this book.
And don’t forget — the winner for the crochet book will be drawn and announced tomorrow!
Hats for Sailors Update
I got an email from Shanti’s Mom today with an update on her Hats For Sailors projects. To date she has received 47 hats and in order for the project to be a success, she needs 278 hats by the beginning of November. See the blog post linked to above for all the details. I’m hoping that she’ll get a bunch right at the end of the month, but if you thought about knitting a hat but haven’t done so yet, please do consider it. You can quickly knit a hat from a chunky weight yarn and extend some warmth holiday cheer to a sailor far away from home.
There are some Qs and As and links to some fast and easy hat patterns here on Shanti’s blog.
Lucy wants you to knit a hat.