Dee Hardwicke is an artist, designer and passionate knitter, whose work is inspired by the beauty of the British countryside. “I’ve been knitting since I was a teenager,” she says. “I remember watching in fascination as the mother of a friend of mine transformed balls of beautiful yarn – and they were actually Rowan yarns! – into knitwear, and she taught me the basics.” This season Dee Hardwicke has returned to Rowan to develop three new collections built around Moordale, Cotton Cashmere and Kid Classic and she has created her own signature shades for each yarn.
The Autumn Fields Throw, her showpiece of this season, is an exclusive project available in a limited number of stores this season. The Throw, finishing out at approximately 90” x 65”, is an oversized visual masterpiece. Divided into 5 sections of strips, the afghan explores the ins and outs of intarsia, using all three yarns and the motifs created in each of her three collections to create one stunning piece. We are thrilled to be offering a project kit for The Autumn Fields Throw.
If you’d like to explore Dee’s new colors for the season, you can find the yarns, and the corresponding pattern collections below: