I LOVE to knit children’s knitwear, so I was thrilled to receive a copy of the new Little Star brochure to review from Rowan featuring 21 designs for children in the age range 3 to 10 years. This new collection for Autumn/Winter 2013 has been designed by Rowan’s Head Designer Marie Wallin – each design being enticingly named after traditional puddings and desserts!!
The Little Star Collection is inspired by the trend for vintage, heritage style childrenswear using Rowan’s Wool Cotton, Wool Cotton 4ply, Pure Wool DK, Pure Wool 4ply and showcasing Rowan’s new yarn Angora Haze.
The cover shot above is of the Charlotte cardigan, named after Apple Charlotte pudding and knitted in the new gorgeous Angora Haze.
I was super excited to receive some of this new yarn to try out from Rowan, in the pretty colours ‘Hug’ and ‘Embrace’ which lent themselves perfectly to making this gorgeous crocheted Roly Poly Hair Band:
Here is a photo of the Roly Poly Hairband that I crocheted with my sample yarn:
So sweet for a little girl, or a not so little girl! These gorgeous flowers would make a brilliant corsage don’t you think? Angora Haze is super soft and luxurious to knit or crochet with. I noticed a little shedding from the yarn, as would be expected with angora, but it wouldn’t be a problem for an accessory such as this.
On my (very large) wish list to make for my daughter:
Meringue Tam & Muffler: (any excuse to play with some more angora haze!)
Bread and Butter: I am so in love with the combination of crochet and knitting used here!
The Trifle Snood crocheted in Pure Wool 4 ply is pretty awesome too (an adult version too please Marie!):
Custard (using Angora Haze with hand embroidery):
Sorbet knitted in Wool Cotton: I think this would be perfect for my little girl’s ballet lessons!
There are also some gorgeous designs for boys. This sweater in Pure Wool DK is called Christmas (there is a girls version too):
I love Plum Duff, knitted in Pure Wool DK:
You can take a look at all of the designs in Little Star on the Rowan website by clicking here.
You might also like to read the designer Marie Wallin’s own review, where she tells us more about the fashion shoot and some of her personal favourites: http://www.mariewallin.com/blog/?p=350
I hope you find something special to knit for any little stars in your life!