Rowan Classic 4ply Designs for men and women
InstructionsScan or photocopy the chart and enlarge this since the printed copy within the book is really rather small.
The ISBN for this book is:
Rowan Classic 4ply Designs for Men and Women. Designed by Martin Storey.
Type of item: Clothing
Style: Casual, Classic, Traditional, Outdoorsy, Retro / Vintage
Rowan Cashsoft 4ply
What was your inspiration?
I noticed a copy of this book in a local wool shop (yarn store). I really like Martin Storey's classic designs and loved the design for Rosamund as soon as I saw it.
What are you most proud of?
The colours. I haven't used the colours for the original design used in the book. I needed something rather brighter so enjoyed a quiet half hour in the shop auditioning colours in the Rowan Cashsoft 4ply range. After a couple of knitted samples to get the sequence of colours right, I have ended up with this sequence. I feel quite pleased with it.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Enlarge the chart printed in the book. It really is far too small for comfortable use. The design is really quite straight forward, but you must remember to keep the tension carefully when knitting so that the design doesn't pucker. Another thing I found is that you do need to keep a note of which rows are going to need some shaping because not all of these are acknowledged on the chart. Yes, my first attempt meant I had to rip back the whole of the back from the shoulder shaping since I hadn't noticed the remainder of the shaping instructions.
Persevere with the pattern because it really is worth the effort.