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Rowan's Greatest Knits: 30 Years of Knitted Patterns from Rowan Yarns Hardcover – October 20, 2009
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"This looks likely to be the knitting book of the year. Published to celebrate Rowan's 30th birthday, this is the first Rowan collection book in more than a decade. It promises 30 of the most coveted Rowan designs from the 80s to the present day from the likes of Kaffe Fassett, Sarah Dallas, Sasha Kagan and Martin Storey, reworked with current yarns. Put it on your Christmas gift list now!" --Hartford Examiner (CT)
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I've flipped through enough pattern books to realize it's hard to rely on the rating system. Taste is very personal plus you have to take into account different knitting proficiencies and styles.
I love Rowan patterns and would have liked the book no matter what. But they've done a great job pulling out great patterns. There is something for everyone - romantic styles in simple colors, intricate patterns with multiple colors, fair isles, cozy looking cables (oh that Aran!), lace work scarves. About 30 patterns total. Some of these are tough knitting. I don't see too many simple, starter projects. But that is somewhat typical of Rowan.
Since many of the original patterns relied on yarns that are no longer in production or have changed colors over the years, when necessary the revised pattern comes with a discussion on how to substitute yarns and colors. Valuable discussions that you won't find in too many other books.
And finally, I see two Kaffe Fassette patterns that don't look too intimidating and a few that are. They all look fabulous : ) Sold.
I especially liked the Fisherman Sweater, the Anice Shawl, and the Veronica Sweater. There are other patterns I'd also like to knit. Regardless of what I knit, however, this book is a visual feast for the eyes. Any knitter will enjoy looking at the beautiful historical photographs and lovely colorful knit projects through the years. Rowan photography is always stunning and this is a very beautiful knitting book.
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have older copy of this book, nothing new, but some updates of older patterns. Rowan patterns are pretty timeless.Published 12 months ago by Doris E. Weed
I bought this book for the long leaf coat pattern pictured and it wasn't in the book. Perhaps a list of patterns printed should be included in the descriptionPublished on May 15, 2014 by justine