Too soon for Christmas? (Nope.) / by jen geigley


I couldn't wait. I had to share Rowan's Christmas Collection right now. (Because if you start knitting now, you can wear or give these beauties during the holidays.) These unisex fairisle sweaters have my heart! Rowan has released a collection of six Christmas themed knits, ranging from cozy scarves to these stunning, intricate fairisle sweaters. Above is 'Tidings', designed by Vicky Sedgewick using Felted Tweed. This polo neck sweater features an unusual Nordic style fairisle pattern. Absolutely gorgeous.

Another favorite of mine is 'Blitzen', a unisex sweater designed by Lisa Richardson using Rowan Tweed and Fine Tweed. This polo neck sweater features a modern Christmas fairisle pattern. I love the colors shown here, and with Rowan Tweed/Fine Tweed, the color combinations are endless.

And of course, cardigans! This design is called 'Partridge', which is a stunning unisex cardigan designed by Martin Storey using Alpaca Colour, Pure Wool Superwash DK and Wool Cotton. (!!) This intricate colorwork is suitable for the more advanced knitter. I'm completely in love. And sort of dreaming of a white Christmas. In September.

Want to see more? You can purchase the patterns individually, or buy all six patterns as a collection right here. Happy Halloween, Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year. It's knitting season, so let's just knit already.  ;)