Yesterday, a cold but sunny day, I made it to Chester for a lovely day full of treats.
I love searching all the charity shops for goodies. Chester has a good selection of these shops in Frodsham Street and I like to work my way methodically along them.
I didn't manage to find many exciting goodies this time, my haul was rather light but amongst my "treasures" I bought this book.
It's called Rowan's Designer Collection, Summer & Winter Knitting.
It features designs by lots of famous designers.
The book was published in 1987, so as you can imagine, there are a lot of designs that would be laughed at if you wore them now.
|Ruched Panel Cardigan by Bodymap|
|Hunt Sweater by Martin Kidman|
You could fit the whole family in this one
|Target Jacket by Muir and Osborne|
|Windows Coat by Kaffe Fassett|
However there are a few designs that would be wearable.
|Guernsey by Artwork|
|Arabesque by Angela King|
Lovely lace pattern
|Venetian Tile Cardigan by Sarah Duckworth|
|Floral Sweater by Lena Stengard|
|Bellmanear Sweater by Jean Moss|
Just lovely Fair Isle
|Lumberjack by Christopher Fischer|
Interesting use of colour patterns
Some may need a bit of a pattern rewrite to lose some of the six inches of positive ease! I particularly like the Fair Isle design of this over-sized sweater.
|Fair Isle by Edina Ronay|
Love the colours yellow, pink and grey
I think there are quite a lot of patterns with potential for an up-date. Something to think about.
Have a good day.