October 25, 2007


About a year ago I received the promotional materials for the Rowan Studio series. My response was that the designs were just a little too trendy for my shop's focus on traditional knitting. I didn't choose to carry Studio.

But by now, a few months later, I've witnessed Wendi from Feral Knitters make


the Martha sweater from


Rowan Studio Two.

There's not a person in Ferals who wouldn't say that this is an adorable cardigan! And the Martha sweater that Wendi's wearing in that photo -- that's the second one she's made. The first was a gift for her sister. And Wendi is now making a third Martha, for a friend. And I think she's planning to make a fourth Martha, converting the short sleeves to long, for herself.

The small or medium sizes of Martha take only 5 balls of Felted Tweed!

That made a pretty compelling case for me to get in some copies of Studio Two. Supplies are limited -- Westminster actually thought they were sold out, but managed to come up with a set of five for me -- so if you want to join in on the Martha madness, order the pattern book from Two Swans while you can.

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I'm using Felted Tweed for my top-down raglan that's one of my homework assignments for the Nihon Vogue class. I have completed the body of the sweater and half of the first sleeve. And I still have homework on the other two projects to complete before class meets again on November 3-4. I'm keeping a positive attitude that I can get it all done. I'm imagining all of my blog readers cheering me on: Lean to the left! Lean to the right! Go, Karen, go -- knit! Knit! Knit!


Postscript, April 12, 2008: Studio 2 was an extremely popular bookl! Two Swans has sold out its supply. I have heard that Rowan is supposed to make the pattern available as a dowloadable pdf -- will let you know when that happens.

Posted by Karen at October 25, 2007 09:12 AM

Knit! Knit! Knit! and stay away from Ravelry....

Posted by: Nancy J at October 25, 2007 04:04 PM

I love the sweater. :)

Posted by: Romi at October 25, 2007 06:12 PM

You've made good progress since the last photo.

You know, I think I'm the only person I know who does not find the Martha sweater compelling. That'll leave one more book for your other customers.

Posted by: KarenJoSeattle at October 27, 2007 02:38 AM