Rowan has always been an interesting company to me. A much-storied history paired with many interesting collaborations (Erika Knight, Kaffe Fassett, Martin Storey, to name just a few favourites), but I’ll admit, sometimes their concepts don’t quite… hit the spot with me.
Enter the new Rowan Fine Art collection. This is a two-part venture, with a new line of yarn (apparently the first sock yarn to come out of Rowan? Really?), and an accompanying book of sock and accessory patterns.
First, the yarn. 45% wool, 25% polyamide, 20% mohair, 10% silk. Sadly, the mohair will likely preclude my own personal use of this yarn, but it should make a very durable pair of socks. Oh, did I mention the colours?
I didn’t? Here’s another.
Rich, deep, dare I say engaging colours? I definitely like – especially the darker, sultry tones.
As mentioned before, the is also a book with 10 sock (in a variety of lengths), and 4 accessory patterns. I’m not always a bit fan of variegated yarns, but in this case they work really really well together.
Not to mention, the photography and feel is classic Rowan – I just want to dive right in.