Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Rowan Knits: Swallows and Amazons

Hidden treasure! Bria Phillips, lovely owner of Le Train Bleu was kind enough to share this awesome knitting book featuring a super young (and super adorable) Kate Moss. The inspiration for the collection was the children's book Swallows and Amazons, published in 1930 by Arthur Ransome. Stylist Karen Harrison created a beautiful story, it's amazing to find such a treat in a knitwear pattern book. More recently, she has been working for Toast (http://www.toast.co.uk/) and making everything look dreamy as usual.

I know I'm probably not the only one who's considering the cool factor of fuchsia waffle-knit hotpants.




"Oh, soon we'll hear the Old Man say,
Leave her, Johnny, leave her.
You can go ashore and take your pay,
It's time for us to leave her.
Leave her, Johnny, leave her like a man,
Leave her, Johnny, leave her.
Oh leave her, Johnny, leave her when you can,
It's time for us to leave her."

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