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Dodgem in Rowan Fur and the new Big Accessories collection

I’ve just finished knitting ‘Dodgem’ in Rowan’s new yarn ‘Fur’.  Dodgem is a design by Sarah Hatton and is featured in the fabulous new ‘Big Accessories’ brochure published for this autumn winter 2015 season.  Its a really clever design featuring an integral loop and a collar shaped with short rows, plus it was super quick to knit.

Dodgem Scarf


Dodgem requires 3 balls of Rowan Fur, pictured here in Brown Bear (092) and 7mm needles.  The yarn is made of wool with a little polyamide to bind.  It’s light, soft, cosy and warm and I think it’ll be very on trend this season – great for collars, cuffs, gillets, homeware and even toys and it can be purchased in a lovely natural colour pallete including the shades: Polar, Brown Bear, Bear and Panda.   I might even find myself knitting another ‘Dodgem’ in another shade – I’ve had a few requests already….

Big Accessories Book - Dodgem

Here’s some Rowan Fur in Bear 091, which I’m going to be using for another project – yes – I’m really pleased with this new yarn and will definitely be using it again 🙂

Rowan Fur

The Big Accessories collection showcases some of Rowan’s chunkier yarns including one of my favourite yarns from last autumn winter season: Thick ‘n’ thin, together with Tumble, Alpaca Chunky as well as the new ‘Fur’ yarn, making all of the accessories super quick to knit.  There are 15 designs for men and women including hats, scarves, cowls, capes, a gillet and interesting neck pieces.  I’m really looking forward to knitting ‘Bandit’ next, featured on the cover of the Big Accessories book in the photo below.  Fingers crossed for snow this winter!

Big Accessories Rowan

Check out the ‘Big Accessories’ collection here and Rowan’s new Fur Yarn here.

Here are a few of my other favourites:

Helter: a gillet designed by Sarah Hatton, knitted here in Panda 093:


Teacup, designed by Martin Storey and knitted in Thick ‘n’ Thin and Fur:


Swingboat, designed by Lisa Richardson in Tumble:


Skelter, designed by Sarah Hatton using Thick ‘n’ Thin:


And Voltini, designed by Gemma Atkinson in Tumble:


I’m off to pack for a family holiday in Cornwall now, and looking at the weather forecast, I think Dodgem might be sneaking into my bag….

Now to choose:  should I make space in my suitcase for clothes or yarn…. decisions, decisions….

Have a great weekend and thanks for popping by 🙂



Thick ‘n’ Thin Review

I get the impression that Rowan’s new autumn/winter collection is causing quite a stir in the knitting world at the moment!  I’m in love with virtually every brochure and have a BIG wish list of things that I would love to knit this season.   Early autumn has to be one of my favourite times of the year and although I am extremely grateful for all of the beautiful sunshine we have been having here in the UK lately, I do love the “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness” and I get so excited at the thought of all of those cosy autumnal knits to wear in the crisp autumn air.

First up for review at Knit and Purl Garden this season is Rowan’s Thick ‘n’ Thin Collection by Sarah Hatton featuring 14 designs for women.

“The rustic and textured inspired knits within the Thick ‘n’ Thin collection reflect this seasons runway trend for outerwear and accessory hand knits.  The collection combines the character and colourful nature of the new yarn with chunky knit stitches, such as ribbing, cabling and weave textures, creating a collection of easy to wear and easy to knit designs.”

Thick&Thin Brochure

Corona Hooded Scarf (cover photo):


I’m sure that Rowan’s new Thick ‘n’ Thin yarn is going to be extremely popular.  Its a great choice for beginner knitters as it knits up really quickly on chunky needles and there are some fabulous patterns.  It will also appeal to those knitters looking for a quick fashion fix – there are some great accessories in the new Collection.  There is also great potential for knitting up a few gifts for – shhh – dare I mention the word in July – Christmas!?  Always good to plan ahead…

The new yarn comes in some great colours: pumice, marble, soapstone, pyrite, shale, granite, flint, dolomite, basalt and greenstone.  The Thick ‘n’ Thin feature of this yarn gives the knitted fabric a unique textured finish, made from 100% wool that is ideal for accessories or to add definition to any knitted sweater.


I’ve just finished knitting the Satellite Cowl.  It was easy to knit, I LOVE it and I know its going to get a LOT of wear!

Satellite Cowl

Here’s my cowl in the gorgeous blue shade Dolomite (968):




I am SO in LOVE with this colour!

Here are a few of my favourite designs from the Collection:







Satellite Scarf:




And some more gorgeous designs:















So there you have it: Thick ‘n’ Thin : whats not to love!?

Let me know if you try Thick ‘n’ Thin out – I would love to hear your thoughts.

Claire xx