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  • Come and say hi Posted on 22 November 2017

    I will be at the Etsy Shop Local event at the Old Fire Station in Oxford on Sunday 3rd December. I will have lots of my hand knits for you to see. I will be selling my new knitting kits, printed knitting patterns and yarn. There will be 40 Oxfordshire designers and crafts people selling handmade products at the event.
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  • My first Rowan baby book Cherish 15 January 2016 | View comments

  • Hi there

    I am so excited to announce that my Rowan book 'Cherish' has now been published!  Cherish launches Rowan's new brand 'Little Rowan'

    I will tell you a little more about Cherish....

    My aim for this collection was to design contemporary baby knits that are not only perfect for 2016, but handknits that will also become timeless classics that are knitted and enjoyed for many years to come. 

    I designed knits with beautifully simple stitchwork and considered detailing that enhance Rowan's quality yarns.  I have used Rowan's Summerlite 4ply, Wool Cotton 4ply, Superfine Merino 4ply and Wool Cotton which are perfect for lightweight layering in spring and summer.

    My collection has a soft cool colour palette that runs throughout the book.  White, dove grey, duck egg blue and contemporary pinks feature strongly in this collection. My initial vision was a very tight cool colour palette that continued through into the styling of the photography and the setting of the shoot. It is really exciting to see the simple contemporary look that I put forward to Rowan in my initial mood boards back in February come to life in the beautiful photography by Jules Mosley.

    'Imogen' lace dress  Summerlite 4ply   Colour - Blushes

    As I was designing the collection I always asked myself if I would have loved my little boy and girl in this hand knit. If my answer was  "oh defintiely" the design stayed in the collection. We all loved the collection so much that all 17 designs made it into the book! 
    I hope you love the collection too!

    'Oliver' tank  SuperFine Merino 4ply   Colour - Sky


    .......and aren't these babies ADORABLE!!! 

    'Jessica' lace cardigan  Summerlite 4ply   Colour - Pure White

    I will post more images over the next few days so do pop back to see them

    Visit Rowan's website  for more information on my Cherish collection and a list of Rowan stockists.
    If you can't find the book in your shop today, do check with the stockist as they will start to appear in online shops and wool shops over the next few days.

    Speak soon

    Linda Whaley

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