Nothing’s cozier than a cabled blanket, especially one knit in a sumptuous bulky merino-mohair blend.
Rowan Cocoon - 802 Alpine, 803 Scree, 811 Lavender Ice
Marie Wallin has been Head Designer for the Rowan creative design team since 2005. "I was born in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England and after a science based education went onto pursue my first love of art and design (a love that was nurtured by my father - a talented amateur artist) by studying textile and knitwear design at Leicester Polytechnic – now De Montfort University. I was taught to hand knit and sew at an early age by my mother and in my twenties, I taught myself to crochet!
My knitted throw for Stitch Mountain was really inspired by Shannon's blanket, which I understand was made by her grandmother. I wanted the design to be a vertical panel construction as in the original blanket, but also I wanted to design something which would be warm, cosy and comforting to wrap up in. I therefore chose to use our Cocoon yarn and then add heavy cabling to create a 3D chunky effect and then to add a little more colour by using garter stitch striping."